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Monday, March 2, 2009

PAPERS ENDORSE TMA'S HEALTH INSURANCE LABEL BILL

Last week’s EVPGram reported that TMA President Josie Williams, MD, and Dallas and Harris county society leaders visited with the editorial boards at Texas’ two largest newspapers. Afterward, first The Dallas Morning News and then the Houston Chronicle published glowing endorsements of our bill to require health insurance plans to provide standardized “product labels” to help employers and individuals make direct side-by-side product comparisons. As the Chronicle said, “Choosing insurance, and paying for it, is a miserable task. But selecting wrongly can have life-changing consequences.” Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) is sponsoring Senate Bill 815, and Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) has filed the companion, House Bill 1932.


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