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Relating to the applicability of certain provisions mandating the provision by certain health benefit plans of health benefits requiring cost defrayal by this state.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 2016 would exempt qualified health plans and non-qualified health plans, offered in the marketplace, from compliance with the state-mandated benefits, if the state must defray the cost. Currently, this bill would do nothing as state-mandated benefits do not exceed federally-mandated essential health benefits, it would only take effect in the event state-mandated benefits did exceed federally-mandated benefits.
As SB 2016 does not pertain to the liberty principles, Texas Action is neutral on this bill.