• Welcome to our campaign for a well and healthy Texas! We are statewide, grassroots, and devoted to working with fellow Texans everywhere to deliver on a vision of health care for every child, family, and patient who needs it.


New Report Shows State Has Made Important Strides In Reducing Number of Uninsured; Advocates Look to Next Steps to Continue Reducing Uninsured Rate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anat Kelman Shaw O: 713-664-4080, M: 832-488-8242 Austin, Texas – Texas still has the largest number of uninsured Hispanic children in the country although the number is declining, […]


Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began on November 1. In roughly the first two months, 8.5 million people nationwide selected plans in the federal Marketplace. About 6 million consumers renewed their existing coverage, and about 2.5 million consumers newly selected a plan. So far, 1.1 million Texans have selected plans for 2016. Open […]

Stephanie Rubin

This commentary originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. When it comes to making our state healthier, a new report shows that we really can make progress when we roll up our sleeves and get to work – and that we still have more work to do here in Texas. Our state has made progress ensuring that […]


This commentary originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Texas could bring home $7 billion annually in federal dollars and cover more than a million uninsured U.S. adults today. Instead, Texans are stuck in the health care “coverage gap” — lacking the uninsured’s access to health insurance because they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but […]


This week, we got the first snapshot of Texas Marketplace premium rates for next year, and the modest average premium increases come as welcome news. Texans will see a 5 percent average premium increase for the second-lowest cost Silver-level plan (called the “benchmark” plan) in the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2016. The increase was 4 percent last year. Importantly, the […]


CHIP, Medicaid & Upcoming Marketplace Enrollment Provide Opportunities for More Coverage, But Kids Also Need Texas to Ensure Their Parents Have a Coverage Option For Immediate Release Contact: Oliver Bernstein, 512-289-8618 October 28, 2015 Austin – The number of Texas children who are uninsured declined last year, but the state is in a dead heat with […]


What a wonderful time of the year. The Texas heat is letting up. Baseball playoffs are in full swing. And open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace starts on November 1. If you need to get up to speed fast on the Marketplace, you’ve come to the right place. This blog is intended for Texans […]


Next month marks the beginning of the third open enrollment period, during which Texans can purchase insurance from Healthcare.gov, the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. In this edition of the Countdown to Coverage 2016 series, we’re exploring questions you should consider when choosing among the many health plans available in the Marketplace. […]


Open enrollment for 2016 health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace starts on November 1. Health plan subscribers who are currently enrolled in a Marketplace plan soon will begin to receive notices on how they can renew their health coverage for 2016. Everyone who is currently enrolled in a Marketplace plan is given the option […]


Welcome to our Countdown to Coverage 2016 blog series. Over the next several weeks we’ll provide the information consumers need to make the best health insurance choices for themselves and their families. Next month marks the beginning of the third open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace. This year’s open enrollment dates are a little different […]

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