TURNER: Decision to Extend Health Insurance Risk Pool Right Thing To Do

ARLINGTON, TX — State Representative Chris Turner released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Texas Department of Insurance has extended Texas Health Insurance Pool coverage through the end of March, 2014:

“Extending Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool coverage for three months is the right thing to do, under the circumstances.  If Governor Perry and the Republican leadership had created a state-based insurance exchange for Texans, this step probably would not have been necessary, but given their failure to do so, this is the right decision.”