|Help Texans Get Insured - Sign On in Support of Accepting Federal Funds for Covering Texans through Medicaid!
Texas lawmakers are deciding right now whether the state will accept billions of dollars in federal funds that would allow 1.5 million currently uninsured Texans to have health coverage they need. The Medicaid expansion that would make this possible would also bring Texas an estimated $6 billion of annual economic benefit and many health care jobs. Yet some Texas leaders are proposing leaving money on the table and people uninsured.
We need your help to keep that from happening! If you or a group you work with supports Texas extending Medicaid coverage for hard-working, low-income Texans who would qualify for it under health reform, we need to hear from you! Here's what you can do.
- Sign on in support: Take just a moment now using the "Sign On" link below to let us know you stand for bringing health care coverage and jobs to our people.
- Sign on a group or organization you work with: If you are authorized to speak for a community group, an organization, or a company that supports Medicaid expansion, use the same form to let us know. We're collecting sign-ons from across Texas.
- Forward this email and ask your friends, family, coworkers, and groups you're a part of to sign, too: With so much at stake, we need every voice raised. Please consider forwarding this message!
|March 5 Health Care Advocacy Day - Registration Deadline is Next Week!
Nationally recognized guest speakers, a march and rally, live music, visits to the Capitol, and the chance to make a tremendous difference for Texas--you simply won't want to miss this year's Health Care Advocacy Day. We are setting up visits with lawmakers now and making other preparations for March 5th. But registration will close at the end of next week.
If you're planning to attend, please don't wait another minute. Register now!
|Two Chances Tomorrow to Learn and Get Your Questions Answered Live
This Friday, Feb. 22, Texas Well and Healthy invites you to two learning events you can attend from anywhere in Texas.
First, our campaign is hosting an important health care action call at noon all about 2013's Health Care Advocacy Day, March 5. Then at 3 p.m., the Center for Public Policy Priorities will host a webinar for community organizations on "Navigators," the community-based, in-person assistance-providers who, under the Affordable Care Act, will help people enroll in Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the exchange).
* Our health care action calls will return to Thursdays starting next month. Thank you for your flexibility!
March 8 Offers Another Chance to Come to the Capitol and Learn
Sticking around Austin after the big health care advocacy day? Then come to a legislative briefing at the Texas Capitol on March 8, as Texas experts lay out the findings of recent research on Affordable Care Act coverage expansion, the impact of Medicaid Expansion on Texas' coverage gains under the ACA, and the status of primary care shortages in Texas. Presenting their research will be Dr. Steve Murdock and Dr. Michael Cline, Director and Associate Director of Rice University's Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, and Dr. Leighton Ku, director of the Center for Health Policy Research, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington University. This briefing is sponsored by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and organized by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
To attend, RSVP here.