TX Legislators, lobbyists push insurance reform

AUSTIN, Texas - Lawmakers and advocates say Texans want health insurance to be a priority for the Legislature this year.

An insurance lobby called Cover Texas Now on Monday presented results of a poll that says 25 percent of Texans call health insurance the most important issue this session. Another 20 percent polled said it's the second-most important issue.

The Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, is the focus of several bills filed so far. Legislators say they want to raise the income threshold to make children eligible. The threshold is currently around $30,000 for a family of three.