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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  • TWH Hosted Educational Webinars on SCOTUS Ruling

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    Texas Well and Healthy (TWH) hosted a series of webinars from July 3rd to July 9th with Community Educator Cheasty Anderson to educate individuals on the Supreme Court decision and how it will impact the law.
  • Texas Well & Healthy Encouraged State Leaders to Implement ACA

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    TWH also worked with 16 local and statewide organizations, including the Children’s Defense Fund and Texas and Center for Public Policy Priorities, challenging elected leaders in Texas to start implementing the ACA to ensure that more children and families have access to coverage.
  • Texas Well & Healthy Released Social Networking Campaigns Promoting the ACA

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    Prior to the decision, Texas Well and Healthy (TWH) released a list of five ways state residents can help spread the word about health care reform in anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the ACA.  Recommended actions included: (1) joining TWH’s mobile text-messaging alert system which will send critical updates to member’s cell phones; (2) signing up to be a social media ambassador by posting to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media sites as soon as the ruling is released; (3) signing up to share experiences through videos and letters-to-the-editors; (4) participating in a rally held in front of the State Capitol the day of the announcement; and (5) encouraging friends and family to become partners in the movement through email, Facebook and Twitter.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Featured in Article for Hosting Free Seminar on ACA

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    The Waco Tribune-Herald published an article highlighting a free seminar organized by the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP), Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH), the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) – Texas, Texans Care for Children and Engage Texas designed to provide an overview of changes due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The article noted that although the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA is scheduled to be released in the Summer, the organizations holding the event believe that it is still “worth the effort to educate people about the law in its current version.”  The same group has hosted similar seminars throughout Texas.
  • 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.

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