Texas Well and Healthy

Texas Well and Healthy is a grassroots, statewide campaign led by KidsWell Partners the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP), Children’s Defense Fund Texas (CDF-TX), Engage Texas, and Texans Care for Children to ensure Texans have access to affordable, quality health care coverage. Texas Well and Healthy’s work includes providing educational tools on the benefits of the ACA and protecting the state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). See below for more information about Texas Well and Healthy’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

  • TWAH Highlighted Medicaid Budget Cuts in Legislative Session

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    Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) published a blog post highlighting Medicaid budget cuts in the 2012 legislative session. According to the post, there are more than 3.5 million state residents receiving Medicaid benefits, and another half million kids in the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). TWAH urges individuals to stand up against “powerful interests” who argue Texas would be better off with less Medicaid enrollees. TWAH encourages Medicaid and CHIP supporters to circulate the post and sign up for the Texas Well and Healthy action alert list.
  • TWAH Highlighted What ACA Means to Children Requiring Mental Health Services

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    In April, Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) (1) hosted a Health Care Action Call on what the ACA means for children requiring mental health services; and (2) published a video of a young adult's personal account of her inability to obtain insurance in the current market and hopes to receive coverage under the Exchange with the help of subsidies.
  • TWAH Shared Campaign Data and Stories

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    Texas Well and Healthy issued a press release and held a conference call with members of the press to share data and stories collected from their campaign and held a Health Care Action Call providing an overview of the ACA and the Supreme Court Case.
  • TWAH Published Story Collection on Individuals Impacted by the ACA

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    Prior to the anniversary week, Texas Well and Healthy began a story collection campaign highlighting individual stories on how the law impacted people’s lives. The stories were published on various media sources including the Texas Well and Healthy website, FacebookTwitter and in editorials and articles.
  • TWAH Provided Update on Train the Trainer Workshops

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    To date, over 140 people have participated in Texas Well and Healthy's Train the Trainers series. The series provides four hour workshops on health care issues, the ACA, and other state policies within communities.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Launched Texas Well and Healthy Campaign

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    KidsWell Texas, comprised of Engage Texas, The Center for Public Policy Priorities, Children’s Defense Fund – Texas, and Texans Care for Children, launched Texas Well and Healthy, a statewide, grassroots campaign to organize thousands of parents, faith leaders, young adults, and small business owners, alongside other concerned residents, to ensure more children and adults have access to quality, affordable care. The campaign works toward effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act and protection of health care programs, like CHIP and Medicaid. “Texas Well and Healthy will help bring together the Texans who believe that you should be able to see a doctor when you need to in our state,” said Anne Dunkelberg, associate director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities. “State leaders can stand up and be forward-thinking about what we want for the health and future of this state. And every-day Texans can stand up and join this campaign to demand some change for Texas.”

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