HB 3891

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
House Public Health

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Garnet F. Coleman

Bill Caption

Relating to coverage for eating disorders under certain health benefit plans.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3891 would require a health benefit plan to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of an eating disorder.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill violates our free market and limited government principles by mandating private insurers offer certain coverage. It is not a role of government to regulate an agreed upon contract between any private entity and a consumer. For these reasons, we oppose HB 3891.

Organizations Supporting

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas

Organizations Opposed

National Federation of Independent Business
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Health Plans