The Texas Department of Insurance recently finalized rules that require “navigators” to register with the state and take additional training. CPPP chronicled the changes made in the final rule and questions moving forward in a new policy page. Navigators
This week, NBC 5 in Dallas/Fort Worth did a two-part investigative story on a Texas family’s repeated trouble with balance billing. Melinda Allen went to the emergency room of a Fort Worth hospital with what she thought was appendicitis.
Last week, the Texas Department of Insurance released proposed rules on “navigators”—community organizations like the United Way that help uninsured people apply for health insurance. As proposed, the rules could prevent or delay the important work of navigators. Fort
RiskPoolExtension-Rathgeber11.21.13Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to wind down the Texas Health Insurance Pool. The Texas Health Insurance Pool, or “high risk pool,” was created to provide coverage for Texans who were denied coverage due to
Texas has a long, successful history of partnering with informed community-based groups to help people enroll in health coverage like Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare. Navigators authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are based on Texas and other states’ longstanding, successful
A couple of bills filed this session address “balance billing” in health insurance. HB 3270 by Rep. Smithee puts into state law important new consumer protections against balance billing first adopted by the Texas Department of Insurance through
When it comes to health insurance rate oversight, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is like jury that can find a criminal guilty but can’t impose a jail sentence, or a referee that can throw a flag but can’t impose
“Imagine a jury that can find a criminal guilty but can’t sentence that person to jail. How about a cop that can pull you over for speeding but can’t write a ticket? Or, a referee that can throw a flag