Texas Insurance Commissioner Ken Daugaard said it’s too soon to tell whether insurers will follow a state law mandating they cover some health care services for people who have preexisting conditions.
Daugaard told reporters Tuesday the agency will be watching the new law closely.
“We’ve had a lot of conversations with our insurers about what the new laws might mean, what the impact is,” Dauard said.
“We’ve got to see what the marketplace does.
That’s all we can do right now.”
Dauard also said the state is not yet ready to roll out any new coverage plans.
He said the agency is looking at all options, including providing free coverage for people with preexistent conditions.
“I’ve got no idea how we’re going to do that,” Dukakis said.
Dukakis also said he believes there is enough demand for coverage that insurers will likely offer it.
“It’s a new state law, so we have to see how that unfolds,” Dakins said.