Texas has more uninsured people living in the state than the national average.
According to the Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population report conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 25% or Texans are uninsured, compared to a national average of 16% across the entire U.S.
As troubling as these figures are, it is even more concerning for many that Governor Rick Perry has decided to oppose the Medicaid expansion and health care exchanges, leaving billions of federal dollars on the table that could benefit the uninsured in Texas.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court recently voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as ‘Obamacare’, Perry was adamant that Texas would not expand Medicaid or establish a health insurance exchange per the federal law.
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