Help is out there for more than 1 million of Texas’ uninsured
1M+ uninsured Texans could qualify for no-cost health coverage
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.
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.
Building off last year’s successes
2.4 million Texans signed up last year for ACA Marketplace plans. That’s a record number!
Will 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!
Add in those who are potentially eligible for existing programs and the figure rises to…
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.