• April 11, 2021

Tags : obamacare

Groups Rally to Help Texans Get Health Coverage Before Saturday

AUSTIN – To enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Texans must sign up at Healthcare.gov by no later than this Saturday. Stacey Pogue, senior policy analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities, said community organizations across the state have experts standing by to help people understand their options. She added that […]Read More

Feds Grant Texas $25 Billion Extension of Medicaid Waiver

AUSTIN – Health care providers in Texas are getting a $25 billion shot in the arm with the five-year extension of a Medicaid program by the federal government. The plan, known as an 1115 Demonstration Waiver is considered a low-cost alternative to traditional Medicaid. It provides hospitals and other caregivers with incentives to improve care […]Read More

Texas’ ACA Signups Almost Match Last Year’s Enrollment

AUSTIN – With the help of a coalition of consumer and faith-based groups, 1.1 million Texans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for 2018. The Cover Texas Now coalition stepped in after the Trump administration eliminated most of the funds for signup assistance and cut the open enrollment period in half. Bee Moorhead, director […]Read More

More Texans May be Left Without Health Insurance After End

Open enrollment for health care under former President Barack Obama’s health care law ends Dec. 15, and while current Texas enrollment numbers are up from this time last year, new restrictions under the Trump administration may mean more uninsured Texans. Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals who are not insured through an employer can buy plans through […]Read More

Video: Cornyn – Democrats Refuse to Help Fix Health Care

Wednesday on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) invited his Democratic colleagues to join the effort to provide relief for the millions of Americans hurt by the Affordable Care Act. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found above. “Yesterday, we took a giant step toward […]Read More

Amistad Not Impacted by Trump Decision to End ACA Enrollment

Amistad’s Consumer Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Services (CHIMES) will not be impacted by a Trump Administration decision to end health insurance enrollment assistance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2013 in 18 U.S. cities including El Paso. “We will continue to provide the same enrollment services that we’ve been providing since the health […]Read More

NM Group Slams Obamacare Replacement Bill Ahead of Senate Debate

ALBUQUERQUE – Senate GOP leaders won’t return to Washington, D. C., until Monday to renew debate on the replacement for Obamacare. That hasn’t stopped opponents of the proposed bill from protesting, in New Mexico and cities across the country. In Albuquerque last week, Bill Jordan with New Mexico Voices for Children – the group’s senior policy […]Read More

Sen. Cornyn Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Reform Plan

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of legislation to replace what he characterized as the ‘failed Affordable Care Act (ACA)’: “After years of debate, hearings, and stories from folks harmed by Obamacare, today is a critical step towards delivering on our promise to provide the […]Read More