Health care

Affordable Care Act Helps 1.2 million Texans - But State Still Has Nation's Worst Coverage Rate

More than 1.2 million Texans now have health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, demonstrating a high demand in Texas for quality, affordable health coverage. This comes in sharp contrast to a bewildering claim made last week by former Governor Rick Perry who said that Texans want a large number of uninsured.

The latest enrollment period, which closed last week, ended with Texas enrolling and re-enrolling more of its citizens than any state except Florida. Overall, the state's uninsured rate dropped slightly to 22-24%, depending on which group's numbers you follow.  Read more about Affordable Care Act Helps 1.2 million Texans - But State Still Has Nation's Worst Coverage Rate

Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinos

Last week, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health released an excellent policy agenda that outlines forward-looking policies and priorities that the Texas Legislature should enact to "end the current healthcare crisis in Texas and restore access to critical reproductive health care services for millions of Latinas."

Check out their full report: Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinas. Read more about Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinos

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