House Representative

Phelan, Dade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/25/2015

House Announces Support for Retired Teacher’s Health Plan

Austin, Texas – Leadership in The Texas House of Representatives announced today their intention to fund the health care plan of retired teachers. TRS-Care, covering more than 230,000 retired Texas teachers and their dependents, will become insolvent next fiscal year absent action from the Legislature. Representative Dade Phelan, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee overseeing the health program, was encouraged by the announcement. “The House is fully addressing the shortfall in the retired teacher health care plan for the next biennium”. Phelan continued, ”However, the job is not near complete. We must continue to evaluate the long-term solutions for our retired teachers and their families.”



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