ACA Medicaid Coverage Opportunity Best Deal for Texas Taxpayers

Texans aren’t the only ones thinking about the great fiscal deal the now-optional ACA Medicaid expansion would be for our state.  The Atlantic’s Jordan Weissman blogged last week, using Texas to illustrate the huge expansion of coverage and bargain price tag the opportunity offers. If you have read CPPP’s county-level fact ACA fact sheets, then […]

VIDEO: Can You Name 1 of the 10 Essential Health Benefits?

Don’t worry if you can’t! We’ve got you covered. Texas Well and Healthy community educator Cheasty Anderson lists the benefits that are now mandatory for all insurance companies to provide for people buying health care on the individual market. Benefits like maternity and newborn care, pediatric services, hospitalizations… we won’t spoil the rest! Watch our […]

Texas Will Still Have a Health Exchange in 2014

CPPP's Stacey Pogue

The federal government has extended the deadlines for states to opt in to running or helping to run health insurance exchange starting in 2014.  The initial deadline was today, but states now have until December 14 to declare their intention to administer the exchange at the state-level, and until February 15, 2013 to choose to […]

VIDEO: Preventive Care at No Extra Cost. Thank You, Health Care Reform!

Cheasty explains the preventive care provision of the Affordable Care Act in this week’s Texas Well and Healthy video! Watch to find out why services such as annual checkups won’t cost you anything extra at the doctor’s office, but will instead be covered by your insurance premium you’re paying every month!  

VIDEO: What Is this Medicaid Expansion all about?

By Texas Well and Healthy staff Are you looking for more information about how strengthening Medicaid will impact Texas? Cheasty and the Texas Well and Healthy team has all the answers for you – in English and Spanish!        

VIDEO: Health Reform Holding Insurance Companies Accountable

Cheasty Anderson

She might be on maternity leave, but you can still catch Cheasty explaining the ins and outs of health care reform. She and the Texas Well and Healthy team have created short videos about the law, and in the latest one, she’s explaining how the Affordable Care Act is holding insurance companies accountable…in disguise!

What Is the Big Idea, Anne?!

Frances Deviney

By Frances Deviney Well, Anne’s at it again! Our associate director Anne Dunkelberg has been sought out for her expertise on health policy in Texas for a new series of reports by First Focus called Big Ideas: Children of the Southwest. In it, experts from seven southwestern states talk about why we have a record […]

Watch This Wednesday: Health Insurance Exchanges

Cheasty Anderson

By Texas Well & Healthy staff A lot of discussion about the Affordable Care Act revolves around the role of health insurance exchanges. Texas will have one in 2014, but what is the health insurance exchange? Our community educator, Cheasty Anderson, may be out on maternity leave, but she helped us in developing “video one-pagers” […]

3 Great Tools on Medicaid Expansion and Texas, and One More to Read

The Affordable Care Act’s opportunity to cover more uninsured Texans under Medicaid starting in 2014 is such a big deal that some county officials are wondering how Texas can move forward, despite the governor’s reluctance.  We are lucky to have available three new tools to help us understand why the new option is so valuable […]

Insurance Plans Are Finally Easier to Read

Stacey Pogue

By Stacey Pogue Health Insurance Pop Quiz – How much is your deductible? How about, your out-of-pocket limit?  Does your health insurance have one?  If so, which costs that you pay out-of-pocket do NOT count toward your out-of-pocket limit? Which health care services are excluded from your plan? Confused by your health insurance benefits?   Join […]