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June 12, 2012

NYC’s Soda Ban Serves As A Model For Cities Nationwide

Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal of a city-wide ban in New York City on soda drinks larger than 16 ounces within restaurants and other public venues has prompted reactions ranging from approval for a major step towards combating obesity, to indignation at the...
May 31, 2012

1,600 Call For Action On Rate Hikes

Earlier this month Progress Texas teamed up with Texas Well and Healthy in a joint effort calling on Texas legislators and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman to quit dragging their feet on reviewing unfair and unjustified...
May 16, 2012

Let's be honest about insurance rate hikes

Thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, Texans should be protected from unfair and unjustified insurance rate hikes. The Affordable Care Act calls for the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) to automatically review...
April 25, 2012

Share Your Story

Texas Well and Healthy recently launched a new campaign asking for folks to to share their story about what the Affordable Care Act means to them. For their campaign they released the video below of Liz, a young uninsured Texan, sharing her story. Please...
March 12, 2012

Stand Up Men!

A new effort is launching in Texas, calling on men to accept their responsibility in the fight to defend women's health care. From Glenn Smith and James Moore, here is an exceprt from a wonderful article titled, " Where the Boys Aren't " -- with a video,...
March 5, 2012

The Affordable Care Act is Working in Texas

The Affordable Care Act is working in Texas. Will you help us spread the word ? This is the message we delivered to state lawmakers last week, when we delivered a letter to a joint hearing with the Texas House of Representatives Committees on Public...
March 2, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Is No Texan

Rush Limbaugh, a Rick Perry "Honorary Texan," called Sandra Fluke a "slut" for defending women's health. This Texas Independence Day, join us in telling Rick Perry that Rush Limbaugh should no longer be an Honorary Texan . Sandra Fluke is the Georgetown...
February 21, 2012

Pledge Support for the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. According to recent reports from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 6,044,690 Texas residents have been helped by the prevention coverage improvements in ACA. For families and businesses, health...
January 27, 2012

We Won! HHS Denies Texas Waiver Request on 80-20 Rule

The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) agency is going to protect better health, not bottom lines, and you are the one who made it happen! In December, 2,775 of you joined us and Texas Well and Healthy to sign a petition demanding HHS deny the Texas...
January 24, 2012

A Compromise on Medicaid Expansion?

Texas Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), head of the Health and Human Services Committee has come out and said that Texas may not say no to federal Medicaid expansion funds as part of the Affordable Care Act after all. This seems like quite the change...
January 18, 2012

Update on the Medical Loss Ratio

In December 2011, we joined with Texas Well & Healthy to launch efforts to protect better care for Texas taxpayers. Our petition called on the U.S. Health and Human Services agency to deny the Texas Department of Insurance’s waiver request about the...
December 5, 2011

The Bomb Buried In Health Care Reform

Health care is about to change dramatically in this country. This past Saturday Forbes published an article " The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! " that details how new regulations under the Affordable Health Care Act will have a "long...