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Committee: House Health Care Reform, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Children's Health Insurance Program | Disease prevention | Health care | Health care costs | Health care disparities | Health insurance | Medicaid | Medical screening | Prescription drug costs |
Library Call Number:
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [102 pages  File size: 2,402 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implications of excessive health care costs on the efficacy of Texas Medicaid and the private health insurance market and the resulting impact on individual Texans, businesses, and state government. Specifically, the committee shall:
  • Examine the interaction of specific factors of health care affordability such as transparency, competition, and patient incentives. Make recommendations to expand access to health care price information to allow consumers to make informed decisions regarding their care;
  • Examine the impact of government benefit, administrative, and contractual mandates imposed upon private insurance companies and their impact on employer and consumer premiums and out-of-pocket costs, including the effects of specific benefit and any-willing-provider requirements. Make recommendations for state and agency level mandates and regulations that could be relaxed or repealed to increase the availability and affordability of private health coverage options in this state; and
  • Review access to and affordability of prescription drugs.
2. Monitor the implementation of, and compliance with, current price transparency requirements and study ways that the state can support patients and increase competition. Make legislative and administrative recommendations, as appropriate.
3. Evaluate innovative, fiscally positive options to ensure that Texans have access to affordable, quality, and comprehensive health care, with an emphasis on reaching low income and at-risk populations. The evaluation should include a study of strategies other states and organizations have implemented or proposed to address health care access and affordability. Make recommendations to increase primary health care access points in Texas.
4. Study ways to improve outreach to families with children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid or CHIP, including children in rural areas.
5. Examine the potential impact of delayed care on the state's health care delivery system, health care costs, and patient health outcomes, as well as best practices for getting patients with foregone or delayed health interventions back into the health care system. The study should consider patient delays in obtaining preventive and primary health services, such as well-child care, prenatal care, screenings for cancer and chronic disease, behavioral health, and immunizations, in addition to delays in seeking urgent care or care for chronic illness.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: SR 692
Library Call Number: SR 692
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,718 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report - Health Screenings
Library Catalog Title: Report on health screening / by the Subcommittee on Public Health, Senate Human Resources Committee.
Subjects: Children's health care | Medical screening |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 h350s
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 906 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the means of coordinating all health screening programs for children where such screening programs are currently provided by several local and state agencies.
Committee: House Social Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Committee on Social Services to the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Corrections, Texas Department of | Deaf and hard of hearing | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Early childhood intervention | Juvenile justice system | Long-term care | Medical screening | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Prison population | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Senior citizens | Visually impaired persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 so13
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,443 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the delivery of social services to the elderly, the hearing impaired, and to young children. *
2. Oversee the operations of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, the Commission for the Blind, and the Commission on Alcoholism. *
3. Oversee the operations of the Texas Youth Council. *
4. Review potential responses to increasing prison populations. *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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