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!

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  • Texas Well and Healthy Blogs About Importance of Financial Assistance

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy blogged about the importance of financial assistance in helping Texans afford health coverage. The blog notes that 84% of Texans who enrolled in the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) received financial assistance and paid, on average, $72 per month for insurance, yet 53% of uninsured Americans are unaware that financial help is available through the FFM.

  • Texas Well and Healthy Blogs About Positive Impact of In-Person Enrollment Assistance

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy blogged about the efficacy of in-person enrollment assistance and high levels of consumer satisfaction with the process in Texas. The blog provides information about the different types of assistance available, how to find assistance, and how to become an in-person assister.

  • Texas Well and Healthy Blogs About Contradictory ACA Appeals Court Rulings on Subsidies

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy blogged about the conflicting Halbig v. Burwell and King v. Burwell court rulings on financial subsidies for consumers accessing coverage through state-run Marketplaces. The post reassures readers that financial assistance under the ACA is still available, provides a brief overview of the rulings, and links to additional resources for Texans seeking coverage during open enrollment in November.

  • TWAH Blogged About Post-Open Enrollment Health Coverage

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy blogged about opportunities to enroll in health coverage after the March 31st open enrollment deadline.  The blog highlights ways to qualify for health coverage, including: completion of “in line” enrollment by April 15th; special enrollment periods; and Medicaid/CHIP eligibility. 

  • Spread the Word! TWAH Shares Social Media Tools To Promote Open Enrollment Deadline

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) published a blog post featuring sample tweets and images to promote the approaching open enrollment deadline.  These tools are available in both Spanish and English. 

  • TWAH Helps Volunteers Get Trained on Get Covered Training Day

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) will host a statewide “Get Covered Training Day” on February 22, 2014 in an effort to get Texans covered before the March 31st enrollment deadline.  Trainings will run simultaneously across seven cities with the goal of strengthening volunteers’ outreach skills to help educate consumers about their health insurance coverage options. 

  • TWAH Launched New Blog Highlighting How Texans are Benefiting from the Federal Exchange

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy released a new Tumblr blog documenting personal stories of Texans who have successfully enrolled in affordable health care through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
  • KidsWell Texas Responds to Exchange Open Enrollment Kick-Off!!

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy (TWH) held a live tweet chat with Texas health coverage experts and MomsRising to help answer questions about the opening of the new Health Insurance Marketplace. In addition, TWH published a blog post highlighting the open enrollment period and issued a newsletter which included talking points to urge individuals to spread the word about the benefits of the Marketplace.

     

    The Center for Public Policy Priorities’ (CPPP) Associate Director, Anne Dunkelberg issued a statement highlighting the roll-out of health care reform.  In addition, CPPP’s website now provides links to a number of resources Texans can use to help answer questions they may have regarding health insurance, including the Kaiser Family Foundations Subsidy Calculator that gives personalized estimates of the premium rates and subsidies Texans can expect to see.

     

    Children’s Defense Fund – Texas featured information as to how individuals can apply for coverage through the Federally-facilitated Exchange on its home page

     

  • Thanks HHS! TWAH Celebrates Federal Grants Awarded to Navigators

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) issued a statement in celebration of the federal grants awarded to eight Texas navigator organizations. The navigators were chosen to provide in-person assistance to Texans learning about the new health care options and enrolling in health plans through the new health care marketplace that will open on October 1st. 
  • TWAH Will Hold Health Care Action Call on Navigators and Federal Funding Opportunity

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) will hold a Health Care Action Call on April 25th - Navigators in Texas: What to Know Now – to discuss the federal funding opportunity for entities interested in becoming Navigators for Partnership Exchanges and the Federally-facilitated Exchange. To receive more information about TWAH’s Health Care Action Calls contact mimi@texaswellandhealthy.org

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