COMMITTEE:   Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 

PLACE:       E2.036 
CHAIR:       Rep. Brandon Creighton 


HB 3185       Laubenberg
Relating to prohibiting the establishment of a health benefit exchange in this state.

HB 3709       Bell
Relating to creation of the Health Freedom Act.

HCR 32        Stickland
Urging Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cease imposing contraception mandates on private businesses.

HCR 60        Zerwas                 
Urging the United States Congress to modify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow cost-sharing payments and premium tax credits to be made available to the Texas political subdivision health care benefit pools on the same basis as those for health plans participating in the new federal exchange.

HCR 64        Creighton              
Requesting the comptroller to conduct a study to determine the costs to the state of instituting the Affordable Care Act and a projection of the number of Texas residents who would lose health insurance coverage as a result of the ACA.

HCR 72        Creighton | et al.
Rejecting unlimited submission to the current administration and Congress, reaffirming the sovereignty of our state, and opposing taxes imposed on the citizens of Texas by the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

HJR 48        White | et al.         
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage.

HJR 59        Creighton | et al.     
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose health insurance coverage.

HJR 109       Laubenberg             
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a mandatory health care system.

HR 1247       Walle
Recognizing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land, as per the Supreme Court decision of June 28, 2012.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 3185

HB 3709

HCR 72

HR 1247


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