A side-by-side analysis of key differences for Texas between Senate and House national health care reform bills

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Authors:
Anne Dunkelberg /(512) 320-0222 x 102
Stacey Pogue /(512) 320-0222 x 117

January 22, 2010

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Texas particularly needs national health care reform: 6.1 million Texans have no health insurance, including 1 in 3 working-age adults and 1 in 5 children. Narrowing the scope of pending legislation to address only health insurance reform won’t help Texas because so many Texans cannot afford health insurance. If Congress abandons two of the key provisions of reformâ€"help with premiums and out-of-pocket costs for low-to-moderate income Texans and Medicaid expansion for working poor adultsâ€"Texas will see very little reduction in uninsured citizens.