On September 12, the U.S. Census released the newest numbers counting Americans without health insurance. Disappointingly, the data show that the number of uninsured Texans in 2017 was 272,000 more than in 2016. After three straight years of historic improvements
Access to quality, affordable health care for all is at the core of our mission. We work to protect and improve access to quality public and private insurance, mental health care, and basic health needs for all Texans.
Texas is one of the hungriest states in the nation, and one of the heaviest. These problems are related as poor Texans struggle to provide a healthy diet for their families. We are dedicated to achieving food security and reducing obesity for all Texans.
On September 5, Fort Worth will take center stage in the national fight over health care coverage and protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Last year, Congress tried many times, unsuccessfully, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Texas
Back-to-school season is approaching. Administrators, staff, and parents are working hard to ensure a successful school year for Texas students. A key to a thriving school year is providing opportunities for all students to get enough healthy food to learn
Access to quality family planning and reproductive health services is integral to overall good health for women, men, and adolescents. Ensuring that all Texans have access to the tools to let them plan the size and timing of their families
This week the Trump Administration announced additional cuts to the federal Navigator program, a core support system that helps Texans make their way through applications for income-based discounts on health insurance, understand their options, and select a health care plan
Image via Kaiser Family Foundation Nearly 2 Million Texans Could Lose Health Care, Food, and More under this Harsh Federal Proposal Texas parents should never have to avoid getting food or medical care for their U.S. citizen children out of fear
Congress still has not passed a federal Farm Bill, a major piece of legislation that gets renewed every five years or so. The Farm Bill includes critical funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “Food Stamps”). The U.S. House
With summer break underway, Texas school administrators and nutrition directors must begin planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year and strategizing about the best ways to serve their students. One of the most important ways to help students learn
All Texans living with substance use disorders should be able to access the treatment and supports they need, regardless of their income. As Texas tries to tackle the issue of substance use disorders across the state, CPPP has created a