View this testimony as a PDF here. Every Texan supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to end the exclusion of Deferred Action
Equity in Focus
1.4 million out of Texas’ 5 million insured in 2018 were non-U.S. citizens—a mixture of lawfully present and undocumented. But, if you remove ALL non-citizens from Texas’ uninsured data, Texas still has the largest number of uninsured in any state at 3.6 million (12.6%)! California has 2.8 million uninsured (7.2%)–and this is with all their non-citizens still included!
Non-U.S. citizens are a part of Texas’ uninsured population for sure, but they are not the reason we are ranked worst in the U.S.