The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court. Now, in the case of King v. Burwell, the meaning of six words in a thousand-page law is under scrutiny. Those words could determine whether millions of Americans can afford to buy health insurance. View this Kaiser Health News video about the case or read more here.
Meet a Texas family from Blanco, and learn what the coverage gap looks like in person. Thanks to the Kaiser Health Foundation for this video interview.
Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation online to see more videos in this series.
Currently, there are 1.2 million Texans caught in the coverage gap. If we closed that gap today, we could create more than 300,000 new jobs and save Texans more than $4.3 billion.
Additionally, expanding Medicaid would allow many Texans struggling with mental and behavioral health situations to get and keep healthcare coverage. See this excellent explanation of how expanding Medicaid could help our fellow Texans and our criminal justice system: Mentally ill Texans need Medicaid expansion
Texas working families deserve access to care.
Explore the numbers for Harris County alone: Harris_County_Coverage_Gap
Also: Click here to learn the Top 9 Occupations of the employed but uninsured who would benefit from closing the coverage gap. Don’t sales clerks, barbers and carpenters deserve to have healthcare coverage?
Voices from the Coverage Gap: Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio partnered to record stories relating what’s really at stake in the King vs Burwell case.
Let’s close the coverage gap for our hard-working Texas neighbors.