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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.

Texas asks health plans to loosen health coverage restrictions for people affected by Hurricane Harvey

In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) released four health insurance-related “bulletins,” or formal communications to insurance companies with requests and instructions.  (TDI also released several additional bulletins focused on property insurance.  All Harvey-related bulletins from

Legislature Pits Education against Health Care 

CPPP Senior Policy Analyst, Chandra Villanueva, co-wrote this post.  This post was updated on August 16th, 2017. The final version of HB 21 is a step in the wrong direction, worsening funding disparities between charter and traditional public schools. HB 21 also

Maternal Mortality is Back on the Legislative Agenda

By Kamia Rathore, Health and Wellness Policy Intern This blog was updated on August 3rd, 2017. Last summer, Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force issued a stark assessment of maternal health in Texas that pointed to a high rate of