Make sure 2021 is the year Medicaid is finally expanded in Texas!
This legislative session two bills have been proposed that will expand Medicaid in Texas under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): HB 171 and SB 118.
Take action today and write a letter to your state representative and state senator demanding that they pass these bills. Through these efforts, expansion would:
Cover more than a million people
Put millions of dollars into local economies
Help rural hospitals to stay open or reopen
Close disparities in access to medical care
EXPANSION IS EFFICIENT:
Federal Government covers 90% of costs
Texas pays $600 million to receive $6 BILLION in benefits
Not expanding Medicaid leaves over $100 billion on the table over the next decade
EXPANSION HAS HELPED STATES WHO ADOPTED IT:
“Studies show that Medicaid expansion states experienced significant coverage gains and reductions in uninsured rates among the low-income population broadly and within specific vulnerable populations.” (kff.org)
“Expansion leads to significant budget savings and significant revenue increases.” (commonwealthfund.org)
Write a letter to your representatives to help build a safer, healthier, more equitable Texas!