• 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.

uncompensated care

In a phone call to the state’s Health and Human Services Commission last week, the federal government told Texas  that its decision on continuing the “uncompensated care” portion of the 1115 Medicaid waiver will take into account whether the state accepts new Medicaid funds. The Center for Public Policy Priorities has released a helpful fact sheet on the Texas [...]

Robert_Advocacy Day

For Immediate Release Contact: Peter Clark, 512-417-9262 April 15, 2015 Austin – Today Texas Senators voted down an amendment by Senator Rodney Ellis to accept Medicaid expansion funds from the federal government. The Medicaid funding is intended to cover approximately one million low-wage workers who currently have no health insurance options and replace the phased [...]

In recent weeks we’ve seen numerous reports of Texas hospitals closing down or cutting back, largely because state leaders have not accepted the new Medicaid funding. Along with expanding access to insurance for cooks, day care teachers, and other low-wage workers who don’t get coverage from their employers, the Medicaid funding that the Legislature has [...]

Coverage Expansion Bills Tile

If you’d like to stay up-to-date this session on bills related to expanding coverage, we are at your service. Below is a comprehensive list of bills aiming to close the Coverage Gap in Texas. Our state has yet to accept federal funds to help insure over one million low-income Texans. These bills offer various solutions [...]

Brochure Coverage Gap Infographic

What is the Coverage Gap? About 1 million uninsured Texans are in the Coverage Gap, meaning they have no affordable health insurance options but would be covered if the state accepted new federal health care funds intended for them. They do not receive health insurance from their employers. They make less than $24,000 for a [...]

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Despite exaggerated reports of its untimely death, Arkansas’ “Private Option” coverage expansion is alive, well, and in the black. In recent months several Republican-led states have taken steps to close their health insurance gaps and accept federal funds, Arkansas among them. Texans have closely watched our neighbor implement a unique coverage expansion plan, and there’s [...]

Harris County-fact-sheet

Do you know how many local jobs would be created in your county if Texas closed the health care Coverage Gap? It’s easy to find out with our new fact sheets for every county in Texas. With the support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, we’ve created customized fact sheets that outline the economic [...]

Juanita_Coverage Gap Tile

Hours before the sun came up on Thursday, hundreds of Texans like Juanita were out of bed and on their way to the state Capitol. Thanks to her and all of you who came to the Capitol or took action online, the Legislature heard loud and clear that you want them to put politics aside [...]

Lynn Tile

Support Health Coverage for All Texans Lynn and a million other uninsured Texans will have the health care they need if YOU can help convince state leaders to accept the Medicaid expansion funds intended to cover them. Please join our Online Day of Action: On Email  Email your state legislators by visiting texaswellandhealthy.org/action. On Twitter [...]

Terry

Terry Needs Your Help – Today and March 12 Terry and a million other Texans need your support. They are small business owners, home health aides, and construction workers. They are college students, people between jobs, and Texans with disabilities. They don’t receive health insurance from their employers and don’t qualify for any health coverage [...]

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