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Watch this Interview | HB 711 with Rep. James Frank

TPPF’s David Balat and Rep. James Frank discuss HB 711, which reestablishes an actual market in the healthcare industry & helps lower prices for all Texans.

Fox 7: Texas lawmakers take on rising health care costs with HB 711

Rudy Koski for Fox 7 – March 23, 2023 – New legislation could help lower health care costs by giving consumers more control. The Texas House Select-Health Care Reform committee…

LaMantia: Texas employers can’t afford not to support legislation prohibiting healthcare anti-competitive practices – Rio Grande Guardian

Joe LaMantia III for the Rio Grande Guardian – April 12, 2023 – Texans enjoy living in a state that supports a free-market economy and the laws of…

Texas Employers for Affordable Healthcare Shines Light on High Hospital Prices with New Transparency Dashboard

HOUSTON – May 1, 2023 – The median price Texas employers pay for hospital care is 315% of what Medicare pays for the exact same procedure at the…

Texas lawmakers take on rising health care costs with HB 711

Frank drafted the bill in an effort to open up the health care marketplace by eliminating anti-competitive clauses in health insurance contracts. “You know, one of the things…

Texas Small Businesses: Control Healthcare Prices and Regulate Hospital Consolidation

A survey of small business owners found that an overwhelming majority say hospital consolidation leads to higher prices and lower quality. Texas entrepreneurs are feeling the pressure of…

Help from the Lege? Texas employers band together to combat high health costs

Since 1999, workers’ contributions for family health premiums have increased 300%, nearly triple the gain in pay. If you can’t beat ‘em, join together. That’s the approach adopted…

The Texas Bill Hoping to Make Healthcare a Market Again

Representative James Frank wants to make health insurance contracts more competitive and transparent in Texas. The Wichita Falls legislator has introduced HB 711 to end some practices he says increase…

Some Houston hospitals are charging private insurers up to 3x what Medicare pays as deductibles rise

Hospitals in Texas on average are charging employer-sponsored insurers more than triple the amount that Medicare would pay, raising health care costs for companies and their workers, according…

Employer, Hospital Tensions Rise Over Price Transparency

Employers offering health insurance coverage are closely analyzing hospital price data to get better prices for their employees, leading to tension with hospitals. Hospital spending made up the…

New Study on Hospital Pricing by Houston Business Group Highlights Gaps Between Medicare and Private Insurance Payments

Employer group in Houston plans to use the numbers to pressure lawmakers for policy changes involving how hospitals and health plans price their services Clinical laboratory leaders will…

Texas Employers’ Mission to End Anti-Competitive Healthcare Practices

The Texas Employers for Affordable Healthcare Coalition want to make in impact through legislative advocacy and uniting for negotiation power. When it comes to negotiating for lower healthcare…

Texas groups hope legislators can help slow rising health costs

Several nonprofit groups representing Texas healthcare employers have formed a coalition — Texas Employers for Affordable Healthcare — in hopes they can help slow rising healthcare costs, The Dallas…

From TXEAHC

Newsletter May 2024: “It’s absolutely outrageous.’

“Every year, Americans spend trillions of dollars on health care, money that is increasingly being gobbled up by a small number of payers, providers and dominant intermediaries that…

Understanding employers’ fiduciary duty for health benefits

Employers who provide health coverage have a fiduciary duty to act in the interests of plan participants, and that requires more than relying on the assurances of brokers…

Reign in health care expenses to improve small business optimism

Optimism is on the decline among small business owners, and reigning in the expenses and uncertainty related to health care could help turn that around. The National Federation…

Newsletter April 2024: Healthcare expenses continue to plague employers 

New Survey Data Highlights Continuing Concerns About Health Care Expenses Small Business for America’s Future, a national coalition of business owners and leaders, recently conducted a survey of…

New Survey Data Highlights Continuing Concerns About Health Care Expenses

Small business is big in Texas. There are over 3 million small businesses in our state, with over 5 million employees and they contribute billions of dollars to…

HB 711 Press Release: Major Healthcare Reform Passes Legislature

A Texas-Sized Victory! Market-Driven, Business-Friendly Healthcare Reform Legislation has passed and has been sent to Governor Abbott for his signature. Texas Employers for Affordable Healthcare (TXEAHC), a non-profit…

By Vivian Ho: HB711 is the single most effective action that the Texas legislature can take to restrain rising healthcare costs in Texas.

 HB711 is the single most effective action that the Texas legislature can take to restrain rising healthcare costs in Texas. Numerous research studies have documented the massive consolidation…

Texas Employers for Affordable Healthcare Applauds Introduction of Bill to Address Anti-Competitive Healthcare Market

Rep. James Frank sponsored HB711 to encourage market competition and help employersand other healthcare purchasers combat unsustainable and rising costs. AUSTIN, TX – December 1, 2022 – Texas…

Texas Employers for Affordable Healthcare Launched to Tackle Out of Control Prices for Businesses and Families Across the State

New non-profit composed of numerous influential groups coalesces as a force multiplier to reign in healthcare costs HOUSTON – November 1, 2022 – A new non-profit organization tasked…