5 Facts on Texas health care

Under Republican leadership, Texas is in a health care crisis.

The 2018 Midterm elections will determine the balance of health insurance protections for millions of Americans, but first, let’s get down to the facts:

Here are the top 5 facts about health care in Texas.

  1. Nationally, one out of every four children have a preexisting condition; in Texas that is nearly 1,721,600 kids. If GOP lawsuits have their way, each of those children will be without access to quality care.
  2. If pre-existing condition protections were eliminated, more than 11,579,100 Texans would be in danger of having their access to care restricted.
  3. Texans living in rural areas are especially vulnerable to healthcare deserts with 36 percent of low-income adults living in rural Texas lacking insurance coverage.
  4. Texas has both the largest number, 4.8 million, and largest percentage, 17.3 percent, of uninsured people in the country and is one of the only states where the problem is actually getting worse.
  5. Your vote could expand healthcare access for millions of Texans.

When more progressive voters show up on election day, more inclusive policies are set into place that look out for every Texan. Believing our friends and neighbors deserve access to quality care isn’t a partisan issue, its a humanitarian one.

The facts are with us. Let’s turn out to vote.

For more information, visit the Center for Public Policy Priorities and Cover Texas Now.