SB 1367

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Robert Duncan

Bill Caption

Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool.

Fiscal Notes

The fiscal implications of the bill are indeterminate primarily as the collections, timing, and location of deposits and expenditures of certain fee revenues and existing balances would be contingent on the Commissioner of Insurance's approval of a future plan to dissolve the Texas Health Insurance Pool that is not known at this time.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1367 would abolish the Texas Health Insurance Pool, which ensures coverage for high-risk Texans, if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is successfully implemented. The Pool covers Texans that would be covered by the federal program.

Analysis: SB 1367 would eliminate the chance for confusing and costly redundancies between the state and federal programs if the PPACA is successfully implemented. We support SB 1367.