SB 6, Healthy Texas: Testimony to the Senate State Affairs Committee

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Stacey Pogue /(512) 320-0222 x 117

March 26, 2009

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SB 6 will create the Healthy Texas program. With nearly 6 million Texans lacking health insurance coverage and the cost of coverage growing ten times faster than incomes, Texas needs to take bold steps to confront issues with access to health coverage. Healthy Texas has the potential to put private health insurance coverage within reach of many uninsured Texans working for small employers by addressing the primary barrier to coverage—the high cost of premiums—using a public-private partnership.