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 & Healthy Published Op-Ed on ACA Implementation and Navigators

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    TX: Texas Well & Healthy (TWAH) published an op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman in advance of a Congressional hearing in Dallas focused on ACA implementation and the role of Navigators. The op-ed highlights the moral and economic incentives to maximize children’s enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP. TWAH encouraged state leaders to minimize Navigator program restrictions in order to  decrease the number of uninsured children in the state.
  • 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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