For some Texans, surprise medical bills are a thing of the past. This type of patient protection takes a village. But Texas State Sen. Kelly Hancock played an extra big role. This made him an ideal recipient for the 2019 Justin F. Kimball Patient Protection Award.
The award recognizes people with the same spirit and dedication to their community’s health as Kimball, who developed the idea of “group hospitalization” that eventually became the national system of Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans recognizable today.