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September 12, 2014

Greg Abbott Needs to Admit the ACA is Working Nationwide

This week Greg Abbott contined his stubborn refusal to expand Medicaid and failed to propose any plausible solution for millions of uninsured Texans to get the health care coverage they deserve. As the Texas Tribune reported, we were there to call him out...
February 8, 2014

"Texas Left Me Out" Highlights Health Care Coverage Gap

One million low-income Texans are left out of health coverage because elected leaders in Texas chose politics over what was right for people. Under the nation's health law, every person is supposed to have a way to get health care coverage. But in Texas,...
January 30, 2014

Pay More and Get Less: The GOP Healthcare Scheme

Republicans, after years of voting against healthcare reform, are finally displaying their vision for healthcare reform and it comes down to this: you pay more for less coverage. It includes eliminating the most popular pieces of the Affordable Care Act,...
December 16, 2013

Texas Navigators Successfully Implement ACA

Today in Dallas, GOP Chairman Darrel Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is continuing his ACA witch-hunt and doing his best to scare people away from signing up for health insurance. A strong rebuttal to Issa's...
December 16, 2013

ACA Enrollment Assistance Centers Open in Texas

The Affordable Care Act is working in Texas, despite the best efforts by Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, and Congressional Republicans that remain hell-bent on lying and denying about the positive impacts of the law. Whether it's Ted Cruz lying about...
November 27, 2013

Let's Talk Turkey - How to talk about ACA at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is when the people who know the least about politics always want to talk about it the most. Whether it's your crazy Tea Party uncle, that family member opening the 3rd bottle of wine, or Senator Ted Cruz, some people just won't stop...
September 25, 2013

Ted Cruz's Unfair Health Care Scare

Update: Yesterday, after ranting for 21 hours on the Senate floor to protest the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz ended up voting for cloture. It passed 100-0. On Sunday Ted Cruz boldly proclaimed that “a vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare.” Confused?...
May 1, 2013

Ted Cruz Caught Lying About Medicaid Expansion - Twice

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was caught lying - twice -about the Affordable Care Act, specifically about the impact of Medicaid expansion. You may recall our rally at the Texas State Capitol that urged Texas' statewide lawmakers, including Cruz, to support...
April 14, 2013

Who Supports Medicaid Expansion in Texas?

Progress Texas, in coordination with Texas Well & Healthy , has compiled a list of major organizations , chambers of commerce, and local and county governments that have stated their support for expanding Medicaid in Texas. We will update the list as...
April 3, 2013

ACT NOW: House budget debate tomorrow

Tomorrow is one of the most important days in the Texas Legislature. All day and late into the night, the Texas House will debate and vote on the next two-year state budget and its 267 amendments . Decisions made tomorrow are not the final say on the...
April 1, 2013

A Deafening Roar for Medicaid Expansion

This morning, volunteers with Progress Texas and the Texas Organizing Project rallied outside Governor Perry's office demanding he expand Medicaid in Texas to cover hard working Texans. Perry hosted a 10 minute long "roundtable" discussion - where no...