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Relating to health benefit plan coverage for hair prostheses for cancer patients.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1356 would require a health benefit plan to provide coverage for hair prostheses for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Texas Action opposes HB 1356 because it violates the limited government and free market principles. While we deeply sympathize with people the bill is intended to help, it is not the proper role of the state to add new mandates to health benefit providers. Such mandates ultimately increase the cost of health insurance and healthcare for everyone.