• 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.


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 […]

Ann Beeson

Like so many Americans, I am now in that phase of life with aging parents. My dad has advanced Alzheimer’s. Though he’s still living at home and mom does a great job taking care of him, he needs full-time professional care during the day and frequent medical attention. Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease and we’re […]


State Leaders Putting as Much as $1 Billion in Current Hospital Funding at Risk AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is holding a series of public meetings across Texas on the renewal of the state’s current Medicaid 1115 Waiver. Texas currently relies on $2 billion per year in federal funding through […]

Texas needs a healthcare solution now

Starting July 13th in Houston, Texans can provide their input on maximizing federal health care funding for their communities in public meetings organized by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the proposed renewal of the state’s 1115 Medicaid waiver. A full schedule of the meetings, culminating in Amarillo on July 24th, is below. […]


With Affordable Care Act in place, now it’s time for Texas to expand Medicaid AUSTIN, Texas – Today the Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell, protecting the rights of consumers in all states – including those like Texas that did not set up their own health insurance marketplaces – to receive tax credits […]

KingvBurwell preventable deaths

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to issue a ruling in King v Burwell, the case challenging Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance subsidies for residents of states — such as Texas — that did not set up their own health insurance Marketplaces. Here are four things you should know about the ruling. 1. We are […]


For Immediate Release Contact: Peter Clark, pclark@txchildren.org, 512-417-9262 May 29, 2015 Texans Joins NC to DC Walk to Demand Health Care Action Austin – Starting next week, six Texans will join supporters from 10 other states on a walk from North Carolina to Washington, DC to call for action to protect access to health care. The Walk, […]

Not every job

On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature will finish its 2015 session without accepting – or seriously discussing – federal funding to expand access to health coverage for child care workers, cooks, construction workers, and others who don’t receive insurance from their employers. Heading into the session, chambers of commerce, doctors, and a long list of Texans […]

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