You, the community of supporters of health care for every Texan, have done amazing work for 1.5 million uninsured Texans. You called and emailed, rallied and wrote letters. Your efforts led to a solid majority of House lawmakers registering support for the health care solution bill this week.
Unfortunately, though, one of our best opportunities to get this done was taken away. HB 3791, the bill by Rep. John Zerwas that would expand health care coverage to low-income Texans, will not make it to the House floor for a vote.
There are a lot of ways for a bill to die, but this one met a particularly unsatisfying end without an up-or-down vote when a group of powerful leaders stepped in to make sure the bill never appeared before the House chamber.
We will continue to work on a way to get these Texans covered and will report back to you soon.
Cross-posted from the Texas Well and Healthy Blog.
Written by: Mimi Garcia, Engage Texas