Texas Local Government Code - Section 157.006. Payments For Certain Health Insurance Coverage
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§ 157.006. PAYMENTS FOR CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE
COVERAGE. (a) A hospital district created under Article IX of the
Texas Constitution or a county may purchase and pay the premiums for
a conversion policy or other health insurance coverage for a person
who is diagnosed as having HIV or AIDS, or defined by Section
81.101, Health and Safety Code, or other terminal or chronic
illness, who is unemployed, and whose income level is less than 200
percent of the federal poverty level, based on the federal Office of
Management and Budget poverty index in effect at the time coverage
is provided, even though that person may be eligible for benefits
under Chapter 32, Human Resources Code, or a medical assistance
program of the county or hospital district.
(b) Health insurance coverage for which premiums may be paid
under this section includes coverage purchased from an insurance
company authorized to do business in this state, a group hospital
services corporation operating under Chapter 842, Insurance Code, a
health maintenance organization operating under Chapter 843,
Insurance Code, or an insurance pool created by the federal or state
government or a political subdivision of the state.
(c) The county or hospital district may provide for payment
of premiums from unencumbered money available to it for that
(d) A county or hospital by order may adopt necessary rules,
criteria, and plans and may enter into necessary contracts to carry
out this section.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1041, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, § 284(10), eff. Sept. 1,
1991; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, § 10A.537, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007