The Center for Public Policy Priorities published a report
on health budget developments in the 2011 Legislative sessions. In addition, the report also includes a section on where Texas stands with health care reform implementation. According to the report due to the state having 24.6% of uninsured residents of all ages in 2010, Texas is focusing on improving access to commercial and public insurance. The report includes a list of ACA related activities already in effect, which include (1) a pre-existing condition insurance plan; (2)The Consumer Health Assistance Program (CHAP) funded by the ACA which has fielded nearly 5,000 calls from state residents inquiring about available health care options, (3) raising the dependent coverage age to 26, and more.