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Relating to the establishment of a bundled-pricing program to reduce certain health care costs in the state employees group benefits program.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 571 would requires the ERS board of trustees to develop develop a cost-positive bundled-pricing program for health benefit plans provided under the group benefits program. The bill specifies that a health care facility, physician, or health care provider is not required to participate in the program and must expressly agree in writing to participate.
Texas Action supports HB 571 because it espouses the limited government and individual liberty principles. This bill would give state employee retirees more health care options and lower costs for the government.