In Texas and across the U.S., people enrolled in a health insurance program — private or public — have better access to health care than the uninsured: studies show that the uninsured are less likely to get prevention services or care they need for their major health conditions and chronic diseases.
Texas faces long-standing challenges to optimal health, including the nation’s highest uninsured rates, and steep financial and systemic barriers for those who have insurance. Public policy choices — federal, state, and local — shape not just access to medical care, but also family economic security, employability, and even parenting capacity. We seek policy changes to make affordable, comprehensive care a reality for every Texan.
Uninsured in Texas
ACA & Healthcare Reform
Eligibility & Enrollment
Children's Medicaid & CHIP
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We believe Texas can be the best state in the United States, and our public policy work is an indispensable part of getting there. Your support improves equity in health care, food security, education, and financial stability.