"Texas House votes down budget amendment aimed at giving health coverage to more uninsured Texans" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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By Stephen Baird
Written by gsbaird on Dec 20 2017 - 10:57am
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently studied documents submitted by health insurance companies detailing Obamacare premium price changes and the justification for those changes. The study revealed that premiums were increased by an additional 7% to 38% over what they would have been due to action taken by President Donald Trump. Insurers are required by the health care law to reduce copayments, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs for individuals and families with incomes less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
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By Melissa McChesney, Center for Public Policy Priorities The open enrollment period for health insurance is extended to December 31, 2017 for Texans who live in a disaster-affected area, or did when Hurricane Harvey hit. That extends the deadlien by two weeks from the regular open enrollment period for health insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace that ended Friday December 15.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 17 2017 - 2:22pm
No one questions the need to improve upon the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 18 2017 - 2:44pm
by Marissa Evans, The Texas Tribune Jan. 17, 2017 Lawyers for Planned Parenthood argued in federal court on Tuesday there could be devastating consequences for low-income Texas men and women if the reproductive health provider is kicked out of Medicaid.
Written by gsbaird on Dec 7 2014 - 7:19pm
Open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for 2015 began Nov. 15 and extends through Feb. 15, 2015. To get this information in Spanish go to https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/ What happens if you already have a health care policy? If you do nothing, you'll be automatically re-enrolled in that plan on Jan. 1. What are the deadlines?
Written by gsbaird on May 24 2014 - 11:12am
The Affordable Care Act’s enrollment window for purchasing health insurance this year in the Health Insurance Marketplace ended March 31. However, a Special Enrollment Period is open now for people with "life events," for example:
Written by Clayton Price on Sep 9 2013 - 12:23pm
The Can We Talk coalition, hosted by the Texas Nurses Association of District 8, presented a program on the Affordable Care Act and Women’s Health on Aug. 27, 2013 at the Bright Shawl Tea Room. Anne Dunkelberg, Associate Director for Center for Public Policy Priorities, delivered the presentation on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on women’s health in Texas. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett also spoke to the group about the Affordable Care Act and its importance to women. Watch our interview with Congressman Doggett and our full coverage of the event below. This video production was made possible thanks to the support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. Can We Talk is a coalition of more than 65 women's organizations in San Antonio. Can We Talk events are scheduled each year in March, to commemorate Women's History Month, and on or near August 26, to commemorate Women's Equality Day and Texas Women's Independence Day.