Increased Healthcare Coverage
The House also passed a bipartisan package of bills in what Speaker Dade Phelan has described as the first wave of the “Healthy Families, Healthy Texas” Initiative. Those bills are intended to lower costs, expand access to care, and improve health outcomes for 29 million Texans. Yesterday, your Chamber joined 188 organizations from across the state in sending a letter to Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan requesting support for increased health coverage for Texans. More specifically, the letter requested support for a coverage initiative that is:
Funded through available federal dollars.
Structured to be neutral for the state’s budget.
Designed to meet Texas’ specific needs, values, and circumstances.