Is this a federal program?
Healthy Texas is not the same as federal health reform. It was created for the needs of Texas small businesses and their employees. Healthy Texas relies on, and benefits from, the existing private market for health insurance.
The Texas Legislature created Healthy Texas in 2009, a year before Congress passed federal health reform. Although federal health reform contains many health insurance market reforms, it won't be fully phased in until 2014. This does little to immediately help Texas small businesses find and buy health insurance they can afford.
Healthy Texas is a solution that meets the needs of Texas small employers today.
For more information, refer to the TDI Federal Health Reform Resource Page.
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