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New EHF report: Despite growing uncertainty, more than 1 million Texans enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2019

March 27, 2019
New EHF report: Despite growing uncertainty, more than 1 million Texans enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2019
More than 1 million Texans enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance for 2019 despite ongoing uncertainty, a federal court ruling invalidating the law, and massive funding cuts for navigators to help consumers sign up for a plan. That’s one of the findings of an Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) analysis of new ACA health insurance enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services combined with data from previous ACA enrollment periods.

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New EHF Health Policy Poll: Texans show sweeping support for protections for pre-existing conditions

March 4, 2019
New EHF Health Policy Poll: Texans show sweeping support for protections for pre-existing conditions
An overwhelming majority of Texans support health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works. Those are just some of the results of a new statewide Episcopal Health Foundation survey on Texas health policy issues.

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New Report: The Uninsured in Texas

December 6, 2018
New Report: The Uninsured in Texas
New Report finds that most Texans without health insurance live in working families, have low incomes, and have a high school education or less.

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New Report: The Uninsured in Texas

December 6, 2018
New Report: The Uninsured in Texas
New Report finds that most Texans without health insurance live in working families, have low incomes, and have a high school education or less.

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More than 1 million Texans activated their 2018 Affordable Care Act health insurance

July 24, 2018
More than 1 million Texans activated their 2018 Affordable Care Act health insurance
Despite initial reports showing a drop in enrollment numbers, more than 1 million Texans have activated their Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance in 2018 – a 5 percent increase from 2017. That’s just one of the findings of an Episcopal Health Foundation analysis of new ACA health insurance enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Despite ongoing uncertainty and shorter enrollment period, more than 1.1 million Texans enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018

April 16, 2018
Despite ongoing uncertainty and shorter enrollment period, more than 1.1 million Texans enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018
More than 1.1 million Texans enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance for 2018 despite ongoing uncertainty, numerous Congressional efforts to repeal the law, and a drastically shortened enrollment period. That’s just one of the findings of an Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) analysis of new ACA health insurance enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services combined with data from previous ACA enrollment periods.

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New EHF report: Despite improvements under the Affordable Care Act, Texas still ranks worst in US for "access and affordability" of care

July 31, 2017
New EHF report: Despite improvements under the Affordable Care Act, Texas still ranks worst in US for
Despite large gains in the number of Texans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the state still ranks worst in the nation when it comes to access and affordability of care. That’s according to EHF’s analysis of the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance for 2017.

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Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers in Texas highlight concerns about proposed replacement plan in Congress

March 21, 2017
Texans who are enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance for 2017 are more likely to be older, have low to moderate incomes, and receive significant financial assistance to buy plans.

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New report explores implications of capped Medicaid funding for Texas

February 1, 2017
New report explores implications of capped Medicaid funding for Texas
A new report released by Manatt Health explores the potential fiscal ramifications of transforming Medicaid through block grants or per capita caps which, for the first time, would create a fixed allocation of federal Medicaid dollars.

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A Closer Look at ACA Marketplace Enrollment in Texas, Oct 2013-Feb 2016: Key Highlights and Future Implications

October 31, 2016
A Closer Look at ACA Marketplace Enrollment in Texas, Oct 2013-Feb 2016: Key Highlights and Future Implications
When open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace begins November 1, more than one million uninsured Texans may be eligible for federal tax credits that could help them buy health plans.

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New report: Almost two-thirds of Texans have stable health insurance

October 4, 2016
Almost two-thirds of Texans ages 18 to 64 stayed insured with health care coverage during the past 12 months, according to a new report released today by EHF and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New EHF report: Rate of uninsured young adults drops by more than one-third in Texas

August 23, 2016
The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, according to a new report released by EHF and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New EHF report: Nearly a third of Hispanics in Texas don't have health insurance

July 14, 2016
The percentage of Hispanics in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, but almost one-third of Hispanic Texans ages 18 to 64 remain uninsured. That’s one of the conclusions of a new report released by EHF and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New evidence shows Affordable Care Act is working in Texas

July 1, 2016
The percentage of Texans without health insurance has dropped by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, cutting the state’s uninsured rate below 1999 levels. That’s one of the conclusions of a new report released by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New report: Most uninsured Texans say cost of health insurance too high

January 27, 2016
Almost 70 percent of uninsured Texans said the high cost of health insurance is the reason they remain uninsured, according to a new report released EHF and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New report shows gains in health insurance across Texas fall behind rest of US

December 16, 2015
The rate of adults without health insurance across the U.S. dropped nearly twice as much as in Texas from 2013 to 2015, according to a new report released by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New report shows more Texas workers getting health insurance from employers

October 7, 2015
A larger percentage of Texas workers are getting health insurance through their employers now than before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new report released by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New report shows uninsured Texans are twice as likely to delay seeking primary care, mental health care

August 19, 2015
Texans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and mental health care because of cost. That’s one of the findings of a new survey released by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New report: Texas’ uninsured population remains predominantly Hispanic, middle-aged, under-educated and poor

July 29, 2015
Texas' uninsured population remains primarily Hispanic, middle-aged, with low incomes and without a college degree, according to a new report released by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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New EHF report: Texas Hispanics, women show largest reductions in rates of uninsured

June 1, 2015
Hispanics and women in Texas showed the largest percentage of reductions in rates of uninsured since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a new report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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