Texas Well and Healthy

  • Welcome to our campaign for a well and healthy
    ! 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.

Mental Health and Coverage Gap

The Affordable Care Act’s rollout is complete and many Texans with mental illness and substance use disorders are already reaping the benefits. They received financial assistance to purchase health coverage in the newly created Health Insurance Marketplace, which many people accessed through Healthcare.gov. All health plans sold in the Marketplace must include mental health and [...]


Just weeks away from the March 31 closing of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period for 2014, thoughts are turning to how to help the folks who will remain uninsured.  The open enrollment process has brought home to low-income Texans—and the community groups and health care providers helping them to apply—the stark reality [...]

Missed deadline

It’s thrilling to know over seven million people enrolled for health coverage by the March 31st deadline and will now have access to quality, affordable health care. If you happen to not be one of the millions of people with a newly purchased plan, all hope is not lost. Here are a few ways you [...]


The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit involving women’s preventive health care benefits guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  At issue is whether for-profit employers can opt out of covering contraception in their health insurance plans  if the business owner has a religious objection to birth control.  The ACA requires most [...]

Deadline Visual 3_New

This commentary appeared in the Austin American-Statesman and was cross-posted from the Texans Care for Children website. The deadline to enroll in Marketplace coverage is March 31st. Check out affordable health care options at www.healthcare.gov. Reaching the first rungs on the ladder of opportunity is easier when you’re able to start from a foundation of [...]


With the end of open enrollment rapidly approaching on March 31, the federal government and community groups are ramping up enrollment outreach to Latino communities across the country. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with Enroll America and a host of additional community organizations, will host two Latino Enrollment summits [...]


The Texas Department of Insurance recently finalized rules that require “navigators” to register with the state and take additional training. CPPP chronicled the changes made in the final rule and questions moving forward in a new policy page. Navigators under the Affordable Care Act are organizations and individuals who are trained, certified, and funded by [...]

Deadline Visual 1_New

Do you want to help spread the word about the March 31st deadline enrollment? Below are resources, images, in Spanish and English, and sample tweets you can share with your networks. With only a few weeks left before the enrollment deadline, all hands on deck are needed to help connect Texans with their new health care [...]

In a short month’s time, the number of Texans who have selected a healthcare insurance plan through the Marketplace has increased by 57% — from 118,532 Texans in January to 207,546 enrolled in February, according to a new study released this month by the Department of Health & Human Services. This increase in enrollment was [...]


Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the country. With more than 4 million uninsured Texans eligible for health coverage through the health insurance marketplace—and the fact that most of them can get help paying for coverage, due the financial assistance that’s here (which many, unfortunately still don’t know about it)—we’ve got a big job [...]

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