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TMA Physicians and Legislators: 'Patients Have a Right to Know'
Date:3/25/2009

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Medical Association (TMA) joined with state legislators to launch initiatives today that would make using health insurance better and much easier for Texas patients.

The problem: Too often patients do not understand their health insurance information and cannot easily find the answers.

"We believe our patients have the right to know what's covered in their insurance," said Josie R. Williams, M.D., TMA's president. "Our patients also have the right to know which doctors and hospitals are in their network, how much extra they will have to pay for the health care services they receive, and why they have to keep paying more for health insurance."

That is why TMA launched its grassroots outreach campaign, Patients' Right to Know. The goal of the campaign is to engage Texas patients in the effort to pass legislation that would reform health insurance.

Several state lawmakers have introduced important legislation that will ensure that patients have the right to accurate and current information on copays, deductibles, and health plan networks to make good health care decisions.

Health Insurance Code of Conduct Act of 2009

The first piece of legislation to bring needed improvements to the health insurance industry is the Health Insurance Code of Conduct Act of 2009. The measure was filed by Sen. Kip Averitt (R-Waco) and Rep. Craig Eiland (D-Galveston) in the Senate and the House as Senate Bill 1257 and House Bill 2750, respectively.

"We think it's about time health insurance companies treated our patients like valued customers, and keep the promises they make," added Dr. Williams.

Health Insurance "Soup Can Label" Bill

For many people, understanding which insurance to buy is difficult. So physicians wonder, what if patients could understand what's in the
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