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.