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Senate Committee on State Affairs - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Border health | Damage award caps | Election administration | Election laws | Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Managed care | Medical liability insurance | Medically uninsured | Nursing homes | Patients' rights | Quality of care | Rural health care | State employee benefits | State mandated health insurance | Teacher health insurance | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Tort reform | Voter registration | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 St29a
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [0 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of changes made to the state group health insurance plans and identify additional cost-saving measures. Study the feasibility and practicality of offering health reimbursement accounts as an alternate health insurance plan for those insured in ERS, TRS, and university plans. Provide recommendations regarding whether the current method of administering these programs is in the best interest of the State of Texas and the various insured populations, or whether such programs might be more efficiently administered in another fashion.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 1549, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, the Federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, to assure that Texas meets the criteria to secure the proposed federal funding. Make recommendations for statutory changes required to implement federal legislation and improve the efficiency of the process.
3. Study the implementation of SB 10, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 541, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations, as needed, to make health insurance more accessible, and affordable for all Texans.
4. Study the April 2003 United States Supreme Court decision in Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller to determine its impact on Texas laws regulating health insurance plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and make recommendations to changes in state law to conform with recent federal court decisions.
5. Study the reimbursement methodology of health care plans operating in Texas for out-of-network claims, specifically focusing upon the reimbursement of usual and customary charges, and make recommendations on how to improve their effectiveness. The study and recommendations should encompass all plans, including those participating in Texas Medicaid managed care program and should consider federal and state laws as well as Health & Human Services Commission rules relating to the reimbursement of out-of-network claims.
6. Study the implementation of HB 4, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and Proposition 12 in achieving lower medical malpractice rates and providing more access to affordable health care. Monitor and report on trends in medical malpractice insurance rates and the effect of tort reform on access to health care and provider shortages in certain regions, particularly along the Border.
7. Study and report on the affordability, reasonableness, and impact of mandatory liability insurance on the nursing home industry. Assess and report on the effects of the admissibility of quality reports.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Report of the Master of Discovery to the Senate Committee on State Affairs in the Matter of Susan Delgado vs. Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.
Subjects: Contested elections | Delgado, Susan | Gallegos, Mario, Jr. | Texas Senate District 06 |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 172 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider the contest for the election for state senator, District 6, between Susan Delgado and Mario Gallegos, Jr. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 7, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
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Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 10, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
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Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 14, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
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Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 15, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [126 pages  File size: 16,600 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 16, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [148 pages  File size: 18,902 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 22, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [106 pages  File size: 13,317 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 30, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 733 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 5, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [107 pages  File size: 13,692 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 6, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [51 pages  File size: 6,403 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 7, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [102 pages  File size: 12,765 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 13, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [83 pages  File size: 9,164 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 16, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [40 pages  File size: 4,729 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: June 1, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [15 pages  File size: 1,795 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Committee documentation: Susan Delgado, Contestant, vs. Mario V. Gallegos, Jr., Contestee (Senate District 6), election contest legal filings and briefs
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [74 pages  File size: 2,963 kb]

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