Value of Coverage

Having health insurance coverage is crucial for the well-being and success of Texans. However, Texas currently has the highest rate of uninsured individuals in the country, with 18% lacking coverage. This is more than double the national average and puts many Texans at risk for poor health outcomes, late stage diagnoses, and higher mortality rates.

Investing in health insurance coverage has long-term benefits for individuals and the community as a whole. Children with health insurance are more likely to perform well in school, have fewer absences, graduate, and pursue higher education. They also have fewer emergency room visits as adults and higher earning potential later in life.

It is imperative that steps be taken to increase access to health insurance coverage for all Texans. This will not only improve the health and well-being of individuals, but also have a positive impact on the overall success and prosperity of the state.

Value of Coverage Resources


Policy Papers

TAHP Presentations



Comment Letters

Legislative Briefs

Get the Inside Scoop on Latest Health Care Laws: TAHP’s 88th Legislative Session Highlights Guide

Expanding Affordable Coverage Options

Medicaid Monday: The Unwinding Has Begun

ACA sign-ups continue to surge in Texas

TAHP’s Legislative Guide is here

Healthier Texans Through Healthier Markets

Who We Are

Value of Coverage: Healthy Communities

Value of Coverage: Mental Health

Fixing the Family Glitch Means Millions Could Qualify for Affordable Coverage

Texas Breaking Enrollment Records

Texans Deserve More Than a Health Care Safety Net

What Drives Healthy Outcomes?

Five Things That May Surprise You About ACA Plans in Texas

Texas Covered Conference + Expo Agenda Release

Uninsured Texans Have Two Weeks to Take Advantage of Special ACA Enrollment

TAHP’s End of Session Guide

100 Days Until the Texas Legislative Session

Finding Health Coverage When You Lose Your Job: COBRA Is Not Your Only Option

Healthplan Highlights from the 85th Legislature Released

Expanding Affordable Coverage Options

Healthier Texans Through Healthier Markets

Who We Are