• May 9, 2021

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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

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

CBO Report: 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

AUSTIN, Texas – The Congressional Budget Office says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act becomes law. Some 14 million of those 23 million would lose coverage because of plans to cut Medicaid by $884 billion. Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser with the Bipartisan Policy Center, […]Read More

Cornyn, Cruz, Hurd, O’Rourke Comment on Passage of American Health

After Thursday’s passage of the American Health Care Act, local and statewide representatives released statements regarding the vote. Rep. Beto O’Rouke (via Facebook) Today I voted against the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Like the original version of the bill, which failed to garner enough support for a vote in March, AHCA seeks to replace […]Read More

Report: Texas Rural Health Care Faces Funding Crisis

AUSTIN, Texas – A new report warns that rural hospitals in Texas could be hit hardest under a Congressional plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It found that proposed funding cuts to the Medicaid program, which already is operating at a minimal level in Texas, could force many rural hospitals to close, […]Read More