• August 3, 2021

Tags : obamacare

Hurd on the Hill: Paving the Way for Better Healthcare

“What’s the point of having health insurance anymore?” I’m often asked this question by constituents who are pummeled by out-of-pocket costs under Obamacare. It’s a great question. And after six years of this experiment, it is clear that Obamacare has failed the American people. Families face skyrocketing premiums and soaring deductibles, making healthcare more unaffordable […]Read More

Millions of Texans Could Lose Coverage if ACA Repealed

AUSTIN, Texas — Congress has set in motion what it says is a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But what could happen in Texas if the plan is only repealed? One study projects that ending Obamacare without immediately enacting an equivalent plan would result in 2.6 million Texans losing health coverage […]Read More

Analysis: Repeal of Healthcare Law Likely to Cause Chaos

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Repeal of the Affordable Care Act without immediate replacement would throw the U.S. healthcare system into turmoil for the next three years, according to economists. The Urban Institute projected that the most likely plan for repeal would leave nearly 30 million Americans uninsured by 2019, send insurance markets into chaos and threaten […]Read More

Report: ACA Repeal Without Replacement Could Hurt Texans

AUSTIN, Texas – The incoming Trump administration and a Republican Congress are vowing a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but they’re vague about a replacement plan. A new report from the Urban Institute says a repeal could cost as many as 30 million Americans access to health care, including some 2.6 million people […]Read More

State Sen. Rodríguez, SEIU Texas to host Health Information Fair

State Senator José Rodríguez and SEIU Texas are co-hosting a health information fair and roundtable discussion on how to ensure health care access in El Paso in 2017 and beyond on Thursday, December 8. The outcome of the presidential election raises new and significant uncertainties about national health care policy priorities. Ensuring access to affordable, quality […]Read More

Study: Texas Insures More Kids But Lags Behind Other States

AUSTIN Texas – Texas cut the number of its uninsured kids by 23 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The report said nationwide, a record 95 percent of all children are now insured. Researchers credit the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable […]Read More

More Texas Young Adults, Fewer Hispanics Insured Under ACA

HOUSTON – More young adults in Texas have health insurance, according to a new study by Rice University, which also finds that fewer Hispanics and low-income adults have coverage. The report says the number of young adults in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into […]Read More

Health Insurers’ Exit Spells Trouble for Obamacare in Texas

The roughly 1.3 million Texans who bought health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will likely have fewer, more expensive coverage options in 2017, as health plans continue to announce they will no longer sell their products in Texas. Insurance start-up Oscar announced on Tuesday it would pull out of the Texas market, joining veteran […]Read More

Report: Numbers drop, but Texas still leads US in uninsured

More children in Texas and the nation have health coverage, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, but Texas leads the nation in the number of kids still without insurance. The report found the rate of uninsured children nationally dropped to a historic low of six percent in […]Read More

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