Bill

HB 18

87(R) - 2021
House Insurance
Senate Health and Human Services
House Insurance
Senate Health and Human Services

Contact the Author

Tom Oliverson

Phone:

512-463-0661

Capitol Office:

E2.412

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Tom Oliverson
Greg Bonnen
Terry Canales
Nicole Collier

Co-Author(s)

Charles Anderson
Angie Chen Button
Jay Dean
Bobby Guerra
Ryan Guillen
Cole Hefner
Jacey Jetton
Julie Johnson
Jeff Leach
Ray Lopez
Eddie Morales
Penny Morales Shaw
Tan Parker
Four Price
Ana-Maria Ramos
John Raney
Richard Raymond
Eddie Rodriguez
Glenn Rogers
David Spiller
James Talarico
Shawn Thierry
Ed Thompson
Tony Tinderholt
Gary VanDeaver
Cody Vasut

Sponsor(s)

Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to establishment of the prescription drug savings program for certain uninsured individuals.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-¬≠year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 18, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.


Bill Analysis

HB 18 would require the Health and Human Services Commission to develop and design a prescription drug savings program that partners with a pharmacy benefit manager to make prescription drugs available at a discounted rate to uninsured individuals.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes HB 18 because it violates the limited government principle. While we sympathize with the bill's aim to help the uninsured get prescription drugs at cheaper prices, this bill would create yet another new government program which would increase the size and scope of government involvement in health care. 

Contact the Author

Tom Oliverson

Phone:

512-463-0661

Capitol Office:

E2.412

Email: