Texas health insurance covering more than ever, except the poor

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The state has been very successful in decreasing the size of the uninsured population but not among the lowest income groups. The number of people without Texas health insurance has been steadily falling since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. However, this is not the case among the state’s poorest population. Though Obamacare has been helping people to purchase health plans, those with low incomes are staying uninsured. This failure to successfully decrease the number of low income residents without Texas health insurance has made the state a leader…

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Texas has the largest population of those without health insurance coverage

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Texas leads in terms of uninsured population, eclipsing California Texas now has the highest uninsured population of any state in the United States. Last year, the state had more than 5 million residents that did not have health insurance coverage, overshadowing even California in terms of its uninsured population. For many years, California was home to the largest uninsured population, with some 4.8 million people without coverage. Over the past few years, however, the state has managed to reduce its uninsured population by a significant margin. California has reduced the…

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New health insurance campaign launched in Texas

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Campaign to promote insurance coverage has gone into effect The Texas Hospital Association has partnered with several civic and business organizations to launch a new campaign that seeks to provide 6 million people with health insurance coverage in Texas. These people do not have insurance coverage currently. The majority of these uninsured individuals cannot afford insurance policies, even those available through the state’s insurance exchange, and they do not qualify for coverage through the state’s Medicaid program. If successful, the campaign could provide some financial relief to the state’s health…

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Health insurance law reforms still being resisted by Texas Republican leaders

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The GOP in the Lone Star State have no intention of easily complying with the healthcare reforms. Even though the Affordable Care Act is now safe from appeal, the Republicans in Texas have made it quite clear that the new laws for health insurance will not budge on the decisions that they made prior to the election. Some of the biggest issues in question involve the online marketplace and the expansion of Medicaid. According to the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, “Nothing changes from our perspective.” He doesn’t feel that…

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Health care reforms Medicaid expansion debate in Texas hurts some more than others

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The working poor in the state have the most to lose. The health care reforms in Texas are currently focused on the debate as to whether or not the state wants to choose to expand its Medicaid program, as it was given the choice by the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Many in the state earn too much for Medicaid but cannot afford medical insurance. It is individuals and families in that situation that are at the very heart of the health care reforms…

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91% of Texans to be insured by 2014, thanks to the Affordable Care Act

The Texas Medicaid Director, Billy Millwee, spoke to the House Public Health and Insurance committees this week regarding the Affordable Care Act. The director has been tracking the trends and effects that the federal health care law has birthed in the state and has come to a promising conclusion. Currently, 74% of the state’s residents have some form of health insurance coverage. Millwee claims that when the Affordable Care Act is fully enacted in 2014, this will jump to 91%. By that time, only 2.3 million Texans will have no…

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