SB 1057

83(R) - 2013
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Jane Nelson

Bill Caption

Relating to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for certain Department of State Health Services programs and services.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1057 would, if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect, establish the federal exchange as the program that is responsible for covering a qualified individual. In other words, if a Texan qualifies for both state and federal health care, the federal system is the program that will provide coverage.

Analysis: SB 1057 would ensure that the state does not waste resources with duplicative coverage if the PPACA is implemented in Texas. We support SB 1057.