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  • Perry’s Lame Health Care Retort

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Former Gov. Rick Perry lamely defended his record on access to health care. When pressed about our state’s chronically high rate of citizens without health insurance, Perry said that isn’t how he “keeps score.” He trotted out the same, tired talking points touting what he calls “sweeping tort reforms” passed more than a decade ago.

  • 84th Legislative Session Highlights

    Sunday, May 31, 2015

    Thanks to the support of the thousands families and businesses across the state who made calls, signed petitions, sent emails, and shared their experiences, we had our most successful session in years. Together, we worked towards a Safe Texas by blocking dangerous anti-policyholder legislation and supporting bills to improve workplace and community safety. Here’s what our session looked like. 

  • Last Ditch Effort to Graft Anti-Policyholder Provisions onto HB 3787

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Recent severe weather events have Texas families and businesses digging out, evaluating property damage, and preparing necessary insurance claims. Meanwhile, the insurance industry and its cohorts at the self-styled Texans for Lawsuit Reform are trying to shove last second changes through the legislature that would roll back decades of key policyholder protections.

  • HB 3787 Severely Limits Home, Commercial Insurance Claim Deadlines

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    The Texas House is scheduled to debate House Bill 3787 tomorrow. The bill severely and arbitrarily shortens the amount of time policyholders have to make a claim or file suit against their insurance carrier for the wrongful denial or underpayment of their claim. The legislation: 

  • Sign the Petition: Protect Policyholders

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Join 1,400 other Texans who told their lawmakers to stand for Texas policyholders. Sign the petition here.

  • TX Senate Chooses Insurance Immunity Over Texas Families & Businesses

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval to the Insurance Immunity Act – SB 1628 – today. After a procedural vote and a few “clean up” amendments expected tomorrow, the bill heads to the Texas House. Following is a statement from Alex Winslow, executive director of policyholder advocacy organization Texas Watch: