Tuesday Jan. 23
Senate Business & Commerce Committee
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University of Houston Student Center South | 2nd Floor - Houston Room - 4455 University Drive | Houston | TX 77204

Houston Room is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center South. Click here for building map. 


The committee will meet to hear invited testimony only regarding the following:

  • Health Insurance Market Stability: Study the factors affecting health insurance markets in Texas, particularly the individual market, including federal and state law. Make recommendations that would result in increased stability in the markets and enhance value and affordability for individual consumers and businesses. Examine what steps the state needs to take to allow out-of-state health insurance sales. In developing its recommendations, the committee should consider the flexibility afforded to states by 1332 “state innovation” waivers, which allow states to modify or eliminate tax penalties associated with individual and employer coverage mandates; modify requirements for benefits and subsidies; and find alternative ways to provide benefit plan choices, determine eligibility for subsidies, and enroll consumers.
Invited testimony only.