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To address mental health, reduce Texas’ uninsured rate

October 19, 2018
87 percent of Texans say that it’s a “top priority” or “important” for the Legislature to work on expanding access to health insurance.
Mental health

Trump blocks funding for Texans’ health care

October 11, 2018
Providers are left with far less funding after the Trump administrations slashed the health care budget for low-income services.
Health care

5 Facts on Texas health care

October 3, 2018
Under Republican leadership, Texas is in a health care crisis.
Texas health care facts

Texans support Medicaid access

September 25, 2018
Texans support Medicaid access, yet Republican lawmakers continue to dismantle our health care system.
Medicaid approval with residents is at 60 percent

Immigrants deserve quality health care

September 25, 2018
Texas officials are more concerned with scoring political points on immigration than taking care of ailing patients.
Dialysis patient

The War on Texas Women Continues

September 25, 2018
Texas lawmakers are fighting to defund Planned Parenthood. Again.
Planned Parenthood vs. GOP

Is deja vu covered under the Affordable Care Act?

September 18, 2018
Texas Republicans are in court, again, fighting to dismantle health care protections.
Ken Paxton vs. Your Health Care

Saving lives is the main political mission

June 5, 2018
Health care. Education. Jobs. Honest government. Don’t starve the kids or leave them targets of madmen with guns. Don’t abandon pregnant women. Treat all humans with dignity and respect.

It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy

Health care either a fight or a right

November 15, 2017
If mental health is priority, then we need to back ACA
Trump Mental Health

Texas Representative Works to Solve Maternal Mortality

August 1, 2017
For Texas Rep. Shawn Thierry addressing the state's maternal death crisis is a personal issue – she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter. 
Thierry

Ted Cruz Meets Betrayal

July 28, 2017
Betrayal is when you represent the state with the highest rate of uninsured in the nation
Ted Cruz

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
Dan Patrick

The Importance of Planting Lightning Rods

July 28, 2017
The ACA wasn't saved overnight – it happened after seven months of sustained progressive resistance.
ACA Saved

Perry blames Texas maternal mortality on Black women

July 24, 2017
In a public hearing, State Sen. Charles Perry put the blame on Black women for Texas' maternal mortality crisis. Black women in Texas face the greatest risk of dying after childbirth — a rate nearly three times higher than that of white women.

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
36 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women

May 26, 2017
Amidst inaction in prioritizing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis this legislative session, The Afiya Center released a groundbreaking report on the state of Black women in Texas with a briefing at the Capitol.