Health Care Reports
Texas Business Attitudes Toward Federal Health Care Reform – NEW!
The federal health care legislation signed into law in March 2010 promises to create challenges for private employers in Texas and around the nation.
It’s important to know what our business community thinks of these changes, and what impacts they anticipate. The Comptroller’s office is pleased to present this report, Texas Business Attitudes Toward Federal Health Care Reform, which reveals the positions and opinions of the leaders and membership of two of Texas’ most prominent business organizations.
Other Health Care-related Reports
State Health Care Spending – April 2011
This report captures the total costs to the state of health care, including direct health-related services and the accompanying administrative costs. The report also will provide in-depth analysis of factors driving the cost of health care and examine regional differences in costs in the Employees Retirement System and Medicaid.
Diagnosis: Cost – An Initial Look at the Federal Health Care Legislation’s Impact on Texas – June 2010
This report includes our preliminary estimates of these effects. It should be noted that many factors are still unknown as the supporting rules have not been written by the federal government. In fact, out of the 78 major provisions examined in this report, there were 50 for which the fiscal impact could not be determined at this time.
Gaining Costs, Losing Time: The Obesity Crisis in Texas – February 2011
This report updates a 2007 Comptroller report outlining the cost of obesity to Texas businesses and provides strong recommendations to address the state’s obesity crisis on all levels: in our schools, businesses and communities.
Counting Costs and Calories: Measuring the Cost of Obesity to Texas Employers – March 2007
This report illustrates just how severe the costs of obesity are for employers. In 2005, obesity cost Texas businesses an estimated $3.3 billion. This includes the direct costs for health care and the related indirect costs of employee absenteeism, lost productivity and disability.