Nearly half of all Texans say it’s difficult for them to pay for health care, but Texans without health insurance face much more difficulty affording medical care and are far more likely to skip going to the doctor. Those are some of the findings from a statewide EHF poll on affordability and access to health care in Texas.
EHF CEO Elena Marks talks to host Evan Smith about the Texas Legislature’s debate over Medicaid expansion — why it’s back, whether it’s got a chance, and the price Texas pays for being first among all states in uninsured residents, adults and kids.
Marks talks about the importance of addressing non-medical factors that impact health in PBS NewsHour’s primetime special “Critical Care”
Medicaid waivers and expansion can be complicated and confusing, but here’s a real-life example to help make the differences a little easier to understand.
EHF and a wide spectrum of philanthropic leaders, physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders, and advocates have signed a letter to the governor and the Texas Legislature.
EHF’s Elena Marks writes that Texas has the means to make health coverage a reality for more than one million low-income Texans. She says state leaders hold the keys and how can we look hard-working Texans in the eyes knowing what we know, and say we just decided not to do anything about it?
The pandemic has hit low-income communities of color particularly hard. WATCH NOW to see how EHF doubled down on efforts to improve community conditions so everyone can have a fair shot at a healthy life. Learn more in our new short film about our work:
From new virtual programs to successful models based in pediatric clinics, Episcopal Health Foundation is providing $2 million to efforts across Texas that are helping moms, dads and other caregivers promote healthy brain development for the youngest Texans.
In order to meet the deadline of migrating grants data into the a new online grants data system, EHF is moving the Cycle 2/Goal 2 Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and Application submission deadlines to earlier dates.
A new statewide poll on health policy issues finds that a large majority of Texans support Medicaid expansion and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works well.
“We want to make sure Texans get the right information, at the right time, from the right messenger, so they’ll get the #CovidVaccine,” says EHF’s Elena Marks on Spectrum News 1 Texas.