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
All Texans deserve high-quality health care, whether it’s for a physical ailment or a mental health or substance use issue. In health insurance, the term “parity” describes the equal treatment of mental health (MH) conditions and substance use disorders (SUD) in
The good news: despite the Trump Administration putting hurdles in front of Americans’ ability to sign up for health care for 2018, Texans are signing up for coverage much faster than they did last year. Despite the
When you’re in a hole – especially a self-induced one – stop digging. The Senate should boost investments in the services Texans need and stop pushing for new cuts to revenue.
The Congressional health care proposal is not a real plan for maintaining or increasing health care coverage in this country. It’s an ill-conceived scheme that would massively expand the uninsured population and threaten Americans’ well-being.
Today, we released a new report, video, and fact sheets on surprise medical bills. Surprise medical bills happen when insurers and doctors or other health care providers–fighting over prices– jointly pass the buck to a patient, who received out-of-network
We get a lot of “numbers” questions: about uninsured Texans, and Texas Medicaid, and about how many could get covered if our state accepted federal dollars allocated to cover our low-income adults. One challenge is that the numbers keep changing