HB 1038

84(R) - 2015
House Insurance
House Insurance

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


J.D. Sheffield

Bill Caption

Relating to premium payment assistance for insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. DSHS indicates that implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within current resources.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend Chapter 41 of the Health and Safety Code to authorize the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to include insurance premium payment assistance as a benefit to individuals served by the Hemophilia Assistance Program.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/25/2015 update:

This bill is substantively the same as when we reported on it in its original chamber. We continue to remain neutral.

The second chamber sponsor is Senator Watson. 

First chamber recommendation below:

This legislation would authorize DSHS to direct existing funds to assist individuals with paying their insurance premiums. Since expanding DSHS financial assistance options would not require an increase in spending, we remain neutral on HB 1038.