OPED–Texans Need Better Health Coverage

In his weekly Austin American-Statesman column, our executive director F. Scott McCown writes about how important health insurance is to Texans, and how strengthening Medicaid would boost our state’s future –

“Last April, I was diagnosed with leukemia. My only symptom was a persistent low-grade fever. Without health insurance, I wouldn’t have gone to the doctor for such a minor problem, nor would I have gotten the chemotherapy I needed.

Today my cancer is in complete remission and I have an excellent prognosis. One in every four Texans, however, is without health insurance. We need to fix that.” Read the full column here.

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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