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September 09, 2004

Group wants insurance laws changed

Three-fourths of uninsured Texans have full-time jobs but cannot afford health insurance, according to a report released Wednesday by the Texas Association of Business.

The study also shows that more than half of Texans without health coverage live in households earning more than $75,000 a year.

The statistics show the need for changes to the state's insurance laws to combat the soaring costs, said Bill Hammond, president and CEO of the association, which represents more than 140,000 small and large companies and 200 chambers of commerce

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Posted by Tom Troceen