Insurance news in Texas includes a new commissioner

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Julia Rathgeber will now take the place of Eleanor Kitzman, whose last day was on Monday. Texas Governor Rick Perry has just announced the latest insurance news, that he has appointed Julia Rathgeber as the new state commissioner, as a replacement was needed for Eleanor Kitzman, whose time in the position ended at the close of the 2013 session. Rathgeber has been the long time aide to Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. Now, Rathgeber, who is from Austin and had been the deputy chief of staff for the lieutenant governor until…

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91% of Texans to be insured by 2014, thanks to the Affordable Care Act

The Texas Medicaid Director, Billy Millwee, spoke to the House Public Health and Insurance committees this week regarding the Affordable Care Act. The director has been tracking the trends and effects that the federal health care law has birthed in the state and has come to a promising conclusion. Currently, 74% of the state’s residents have some form of health insurance coverage. Millwee claims that when the Affordable Care Act is fully enacted in 2014, this will jump to 91%. By that time, only 2.3 million Texans will have no…

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