Where Are Texas’ Uninsured and Newly Enrolled?
September 22, 2014
Care about getting Texans covered? And getting informed? We have some great new resources to share, including new local data about Affordable Care Act enrollment and news of an event in October where you can learn how to help Cover Texas Now.
Last week, a lot of new information came out about how many Texans in different communities enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace during the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. Health and Human Services has the dataset available by zip code. Our data and analytics team here at Enroll America used that information to show how many Texans have enrolled by county and by region of the state.
Some important new information also just came out from the U.S. Census about just how many Texans went into last year’s open enrollment uninsured. Texas continues to have the nation’s highest rate of uninsured, with 1 in every 4 Texans under the age of 65 going without health coverage as of last year.
So what can you do to help?
One option is to come join us and the Cover Texas Now coalition for Connecting Texans with Health Care Coverage on Tuesday, October 14 from 8:00-12:00 in Austin.
This statewide gathering of Texans working on outreach, enrollment, application assistance, supporting Texans in the Coverage Gap, and Medicaid-CHIP enrollment is available at no charge, but registration by Sept. 30 is required. Learn more about this event, featuring our state director Mimi Garcia, here.
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