HB 831

85(R) - 2017
House Insurance
House Insurance

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Charles Anderson

Bill Caption

Relating to coverage for treatment of craniofacial abnormalities under certain health benefit plans.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 831 would amend the Insurance Code to require a health benefit plan that provides coverage for reconstructive surgery for craniofacial abnormalities to provide coverage for the treatment of the primary conditions constituting craniofacial abnormalities and secondary conditions related to or arising from craniofacial abnormalities.

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 coverage offered in an agreed upon contract between an insurer and consumer. For these reasons, we oppose HB 831.

Organizations Opposed

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