✚ Texas has the highest number of uninsured in the country—and has the most to gain from universal single-payer healthcare
✚ 4.5 million or almost 17% of the total population lack insurance of any kind
✚ 630,000 children lack health care coverage. That’s double the national average
✚ The number of uninsured numbers dropped five percent with the half-measures of ACA. It is highly likely to rise again to the 20-22%
mark again with gutting pre-existing conditions
✚ Only half of Texas employers offer healthcare (below the national average)
✚ Most of the uninsured fall into the following in Texas
✚ Families below 200 percent of the poverty line, Latinx/Hispanics, young adults 19-34, people with part-time jobs, and individuals within current fair or poor health. Universal single-payer coverage directly challenges this disparity.
✚ Choose any provider. No more surprise bills. No out-of-pocket costs for covered services
When enacted, the Healthy Texas Act will guarantee that every resident of Texas will receive comprehensive healthcare services. It’s like Medicare for All. Individuals will have free choice of licensed health professionals and services. Covered benefits will include services to keep people healthy—mentally and physically— as well as those services that diagnose and treat diseases. In addition to emergency services, surgeries, and hospital stays, services such as home healthcare, day care and hospice are covered. Vision and dental care are also included. The Healthy Texas Act has been crafted to provide a single high standard of safe, therapeutic care for all Texas residents in a manner that is financially sustainable:
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