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You are invited to join the Texas CHIP Coalition for a presentation and Q&A session on its 2015 Legislative Principles! Please come enjoy Tiff’s cookies, Starbucks coffee and a few healthy treats, too…… When: Friday, January 23, 2015 Refreshments at 12:45 p.m.; Program 1:00-3:15 p.m. Where: Legislative Conference Center (E 2.002) Who: All Legislative Staff! [...]

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We are entering the homestretch of the 2015 open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, and it’s time for that final kick to get us over the finish line. Last year’s open enrollment in Texas saw a huge spike in enrollment in the final month, so there is still [...]

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As the 2015 legislative session gets going, one of the most important questions facing state leaders is whether they will expand Medicaid or develop an alternative Texas plan to accept the state’s share of new federal health  care funding and close the Coverage Gap for workers with no insurance options. Governor Abbott hasn’t abandoned his [...]

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January update: The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Longview News-Journal, and Waco Tribune have now called for a solution as well. In just the last few weeks, there’s been a flood of editorials calling on state leaders to accept our share of new Medicaid funding to close the coverage gap.  Over a million Texans don’t get insurance at work and don’t [...]

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We told you in a recent post that over half of Americans without health coverage don’t know there is financial help available (discounted premiums, deductibles, co-pays)—even though nearly 9 in 10 enrollees last year got that help! Getting the word out can be tough. Many Texans are eligible for financial help, but a large number [...]

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We’re down to the wire if you need new health insurance to start on January 1, 2015. Today, December 15, is the final day to enroll if you need insurance coverage to start at the beginning of the year. If you are not ready to sign up today, you still have until February 15 to [...]

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In just the last few weeks, there’s been a flood of editorials calling on state leaders to accept our share of new Medicaid funding to close the coverage gap. Over a million Texans don’t get insurance at work and don’t have incomes high enough to qualify for financial assistance on healthcare.gov. Texas leaders have not accepted [...]

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A lot happened under the radar last week in the debate about Texas developing an alternative to Medicaid expansion. Let’s take a look:   – The Texas Association of Business released its new legislative priorities, including: “Medicaid expansion. Support a private insurance model that includes copays and a sliding scale in order to reduce the number of [...]

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As we near the launch of the second Marketplace enrollment period this Saturday, uninsured consumers are gearing up to Stop, Shop, and Enroll. But what if you already have 2014 Marketplace coverage—do you also need to act during open enrollment? In general, most people with existing 2014 Marketplace coverage will be automatically re-enrolled in their [...]

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Two big things just happened related to the Health Insurance Marketplace. I’ll give you the good news first. The Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov opened up for window shopping – you can see the plans and prices that will be available to you for 2015 coverage. This gives you several extra days to identify your needs [...]

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