• 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.


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 […]


There were several key takeaways from this week’s U.S. Census release about health insurance. Here are my favorites: THINGS GOT BETTER There were over 700,000 fewer uninsured Texans in 2014 than in 2013 thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Texas’ overall (all ages) uninsured rate dropped from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 19.1 percent in […]


Many Republican leaders and other conservatives have argued strongly against Medicaid expansion. The claim is that higher-than-expected expansion will cost their states too much, leaving giant holes in their budgets. However, recent reports show the opposite, and states are finding billions of dollars in savings even with tens of thousands more residents enrolling in expanded […]


Recently we celebrated an important landmark in our nation’s history – the 50th Anniversary of two transformative U.S. healthcare initiatives, Medicare and Medicaid. Gone are the days when roughly half of American seniors were left without healthcare after working their entire lives to help build this country.  And gone are the days when many millions of […]

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