AARP Texas thanks Senator John Cornyn for voting this week in favor of a key bill designed to rein in drug prices. Passage by the Senate Finance Committee of the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 is a crucial first step leading up to full Senate action.
The 2019 session of the Texas Legislature resulted in passage of bills that AARP Texas is calling on Governor Greg Abbott to sign into law to improve the wellbeing of older Texans and other consumers.
Approaching the end of the 2019 Texas legislative session, AARP Texas leaders are applauding lawmakers on their successful work for older Texans and other consumers.
The Texas House of Representatives has taken a major step to address the skyrocketing cost of prescription drug prices that are making it harder for Texans to afford the medicines they need.
Sweeping bipartisan legislation to end surprise medical billing in Texas was filed in the Legislature today, garnering high praise from AARP Texas as a monumental step toward protecting consumers from often sky-high unexpected medical charges.
Patients who seek treatment at freestanding emergency rooms in Texas would gain new safeguards from surprise medical bills, under a measure filed today in the Legislature that’s supported by AARP Texas.
With thousands of Texans getting hit by surprise medical bills, eight organizations representing consumers, businesses, and health insurers have joined forces in support of legislative action to protect patients from unexpected and excessive health care costs.
The number of freestanding emergency rooms in Texas has grown from zero to more than 200 in less than a decade. In fact, Texas is home to more than half of all the freestanding ERs in the country. AARP Texas Freestanding ER Survey about whether they’re in-network for insurance, putting Texans in peril of receiving burdensome surprise medical bills.
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