Policy Advocacy Project

Policy Advocacy Project


STUDENT NAME:
PROPOSED LEGISLATION YOU WILL ADVOCATE FOR: Crackdown on the surprise medical bills

   IF STATE LEGISLATION:
   STATE NAME: Texas
     BILL NUMBER:1264
(PROVIDE URL): capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?

THE BILL IS CURRENTLY BEING VOTED ON IN THE:      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Yes     SENATE: yes NAME OF THE LEGLSLATURE YOU WILL BE CONTACTING (PROVIDE URL TO LEGILATURE’S CONTACT PAGE): capitol.texas.gov/Members/MemberInfo.aspx?
WHAT IS YOUR REQUEST OF THE LEGISLATOR?
VOTE YES: To vote yes      VOTE NO:

IN 100 WORDS OR LESS DESCRIBE:
WHY THE LEGISLATOR SHOULD VOTE THE WAY I REQUEST.


Bill 1264 is one of the bills that are meant to bring down the surprise medical bills that some medical institutions administer when patients attend treatment at their facility. The bill is intended to control the behavior of shooting bills. Many ordinary people have been rendered unable to raise the money to require paying for their medical bills.

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I want the legislator to vote for the bill since it will assist save many people from the rising medical bills that arise from the medical services they are offered. Majority of the state members lead the middle-class lifestyle. The majority are provided medical services which are paid by their insurance companies. However, there are some cases where insurance companies are unable to pay for their clients. Therefore, it becomes a challenge for people to pay the bills. Some even lose their properties, trying to settle the bills. This reduces their living standards. In some cases, the patients are held by the health facilities, thus making some to lose their jobs while others develop some mental challenges. Therefore, by voting for the bill, the legislator will have saved the majority of the people from medical bills burden

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