Our Priorities

Every Texan deserves affordable, high‐quality health care. Today, health care works for millions of Texans. But health care prices have been a financial burden for too many families for too long. A broken bone shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we need to improve what’s working and fix what’s not. During the 87th legislative session, Texans for Affordable Healthcare will fight for more choices, better quality, and lower costs for you and your family. Some key areas we are focusing on include increasing health care price transparency, protecting Texas families from health care price gouging, eliminating fraud and abuse, and increasing access to affordable health care across the state.

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House Bill 2241 would make it easier for predatory freestanding ERs to bill outrageous charges.
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News

Insurers bearing the brunt of COVID-19 test costs. That might mean higher premiums.

Health insurers say providers are overcharging them for COVID-19 tests and the added costs could mean higher premiums for their plan members in the future.

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NBC 5 Responds: How Does a $50 COVID-19 Test Cost Insurance More Than $10,000?

NBC 5 Responds has been tracking complaints and investigating issues with COVID-19 medical bills and testing costs.

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Health Insurance Group Urges Denial of Freestanding ER Waiver

The waiver is "an obvious attempt to leverage a crisis in order to make a profit," a letter to Governor Abbott reads.

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Testimonials

Read some of the testimonials submitted by real life Texans about the health care system.
DO NOT GO! They can charge whatever they want and will! I have a bill or $1700 for fluids and medicine after copay and insurance. They over charge on purpose and can get away with it. CONSUMER BEWARE!
CP P. - Houston, TX
Horrible. On an extreme scale. Go anywhere, but here. I asked for costs upfront. They would not furnish me with basic costs, but told me it would be $150 for the basic costs. It is more than $1250. There were no tests. They looked at the cut and said not stitches and we are done. The service was bad. The deception is unforgivable.
BRYAN H. - Houston, TX
DO NOT GO HERE EVEN IF YOU ARE ON YOUR DEATH BED!!! IT is an absolute scam! Your relatives will be paying your extravagant bills long after you're gone!!
LAUREN T. - Austin, TX
I was not exactly in a position to fill out a bunch of forms while holding a crying, sick infant and saw these "procedures" very clearly for what they are cash before care, profit before people.
NOMBRE D. - Austin, TX
I went in for a very minor emergency and was out the door in about an hour. I paid $150 as a co-payment and then received a bill for over $500 dollars with no description or details. Today (6 months after I went to this facility) I received another bill $246 again without any details or itemization. Avoid this place at all costs, I will have paid close to $1000 dollars for antibiotics and paid medication (with insurance). Again, do not go to this place-their billing is inconsistent and deceptive.
MATT S. - League City, TX