HealthNotJustHealthCare Blog

EHF’s new Texas Health Policy Poll shows more than half of Texans say it’s difficult to afford health care

“The state can actually do something about it. This was a session on education, not so much on health. Maybe next time’s the health session,” says EHF’s Elena Marks on Texas Standard. EHF’s new statewide poll shows healthcare affordability & access remain consistent struggles for the majority of Texans, yet little was done to address those issues at the state legislature. #HealthNotJustHealthcare

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Improving Children’s Health Starts with Keeping Kids Insured

Texas has the highest rate in the nation of uninsured children and is home to one in five of our nation’s uninsured kids. Even more concerning is that this rate has started to rise.  We should be doing all we can to sign up the estimated 350,000 uninsured kids who are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  And once we have kids enrolled, isn’t it our obligation to keep them covered?

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Role of philanthropy during Hurricane Harvey

The magnitude of the disaster forced philanthropies to learn quickly how to navigate complex public/private relief systems, flatten grantmaking processes, and work across sectors to identify and uphold nonprofits that provided relief for individuals and families, and to build the capacity of others that had the trust and knowledge of hard-to-reach communities such as immigrant and undocumented neighborhoods.

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What Do The 2018 ACA Enrollment Data Tell Us? A CloserLook At ACA Enrollees In Texas And Nationally

The numbers show that an overwhelming majority of Texans enrolled in the ACA marketplace are returning enrollees and are largely shielded from the premium increases because of federal tax credits. Any discussion to eliminate the ACA marketplace without a clear policy alternative would risk adding another 1.1 million Texans to the uninsured population and returning the state uninsured rate to more than 20 percent.

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