State Outlook

The Amputee Coalition will focus on ensuring fair insurance coverage for prosthetics provided through Medicaid. We are actively seeking advocates to support these efforts.

Legislative Activity

The Texas State Legislature passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2009. HB806 received opposition in the House chamber, but unanimous support in the Senate. The measure was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry (R) on May 13th, 2009.

State Government Information

The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

Texas’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until May only in odd numbered years.

The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor is not limited to the number of terms they can serve. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.

The Texas Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Texas’ government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance coverage and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.

Get Involved

The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts:

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