With a quickly approaching deadline—after which 400,000 Texas kids could be dropped from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)—over 30 leading Texas health care and advocacy organizations sent a joint letter to U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and
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.
We are facing a crisis of opioid addiction and overdoses in the U.S. and in Texas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the country increased from
Update: On Friday, November 3, Rosa Maria was reunited with her parents. Her lawyers report that she has been served with a notice that she could face deportation, but charges have not been officially filed in immigration court. CPPP
Earlier this month President Trump declared the national opioid epidemic a public health emergency. This move takes a few baby steps toward tackling a growing problem. The country is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with over 60,000 people dying
Unable to get health care legislation through Congress, the Trump Administration is trying to sabotage Americans’ health care coverage and livelihoods through executive actions. On October 12 Trump announced plans to increase access to skimpy health care plans that don’t
The Trump administration just issued new federal rules that allow employers or insurance companies to stop offering coverage of birth control with no out-of-pocket costs. These rules take effect immediately. The rules create large, new loopholes in existing
For many Austinites, being unable to go to work because of an illness can mean lost wages, or worse, loss of a job. This is unacceptable, and it’s time for the city to recognize that all workers, regardless of where