Help is out there for more than 1 million of Texas’ uninsured

This is a preview of our Texas 2036 newsletter with a sneak peek at a key finding from our report on the uninsured in Texas. To receive this weekly look at our work, sign up here.

1M+ uninsured Texans could qualify for no-cost health coverage

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We’re releasing this week a timely key finding from our touchstone report analyzing Texas’ uninsured population.
This report, backed by extensive surveys, focus groups, and data analysis, sheds light on why many Texans are uninsured and offers insights into how more Texans might be covered.

Learn more about Texas’ uninsured and preview our key findings here.

An important deadline coming up

  • Roughly 30% of the nearly 5 million uninsured Texans likely qualify for a no-cost plan via the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace. That’s about 1.5 million Texans!
  • Why it matters now: Dec. 15, which is this Friday, is the deadline to enroll in an ACA plan with coverage starting Jan. 1.

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Building off last year’s successes

2.4 million Texans signed up last year for ACA Marketplace plans. That’s a record number!

who are the uninsured report supporting artWill that many sign up in the new year? We don’t know.

Why? Texans who would be eligible for significant subsidies are still unaware of the coverage options, and the deadline to obtain coverage is fast approaching.


Here’s the bottom line

More Texans can connect to low cost or no cost health coverage!

We estimate:

who are the uninsured report newsletter 56% uninsured graphicAdd in those who are potentially eligible for existing programs and the figure rises to…

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Stay tuned…

More details to come in the new year from our uninsured Texans study include:

  • A snapshot of the uninsured, a group whose diversity challenges many preconceptions about who they are and why they go without health coverage.
  • Why Medicaid expansion is only part of the solution. The majority of the uninsured would still need to find alternative coverage options like the ACA marketplace even after expansion.