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
Last week the U.S. Senate passed its dangerous tax bill, which is about as bad as the one the U.S. House of Representatives approved in mid-November. Both would give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts
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
Today’s U.S. Census data release confirms that the number of Texans without health insurance continued to decline in 2016, with uninsured Texans dropping by 70,000 from the 2015 number, and by over 1.2 million since 2013. But
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.
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
In March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final report for the 2016 open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces, established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This year enrollment in the Marketplace