Creates consumer choice option for insurance, eliminates state mandated coverage including for vaccines

State: TX
Bill Number: HB 1001/SB 605
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: NONE
Status: Died, HB 1001 was left pending in Health Care Reform, SB 605 referred to Senate Health & Human Services Committee, session ended 5/29/2023

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 3/16/2023 - HB 1001 was left pending in the Health Care Reform, Select Committee on 3/16/2023.

UPDATE: 2/17/2023 - SB 605 was referred to Senate Health & Human Services Committee on 2/17/2023. 

HB 1001 was filed on 12/13/2022 by Representative Giovanni Capriglione.

SB 605, was introduced on 1/25/2023 by Senator Drew Springer.

These bills would create consumer choice options for insurance by eliminating state-mandated health benefit coverage, which could include vaccines. Policy holders who do not vaccinate would be able to purchase policies without paying for options they would not use, resulting in more affordable insurance coverage. In other words, non-vaccinating policy holders would not be required to pay increased insurance premiums for vaccine coverage. - text, status, and history of SB 605