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Core Materials

1. What is the Texas Coverage Gap?

Between 750,000 and 1 million uninsured adult Texans are in the Coverage Gap, meaning they have no affordable health insurance options today, but they would be covered if our state accepted new federal health care funds that are available for their coverage.

2. 2017 Medicaid Expansion Talking Points

Cover Texas Now publication titled, "2017 Medicaid Expansion Talking Points." 

3. Responses to Common Opposition to Closing the Coverage Gap

Cover Texas Now publication titled, "Mythbuster: Responses to Common Opposition to Closing the Coverage Gap."

4. Statewide Support for Closing the Coverage Gap

Cover Texas Now publication highlighting groups around Texas in favor of closing the coverage gap. 


Coverage Gap by Special Populations

1. Veterans and the Coverage Gap

The Center for Public Poilcy Priorities publication titled, "Medicaid Expansion Would Help Thousands of Veterans." 

2. The Health Coverage Gap and Young Texans

Young Invincibles publication titled, "The Health Coverage Gap and Young Texans."

3. Mental Health

Cover Texas Now publication in process, to be posted upon completion. 

4. Georgetown University Health Policy Institute: Medicaid Expansion - Good for Parents and Children

2013 publication by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center for Children and Families, titled, "Medicaid Expansion: Good for Parents and Children." 

5. Medicaid Expansion and Rural Hospitals

2013 Learn more about rural hospitals and Medicaid expansion in our 2015 blog post, "Texas Hospitals Closing & Patients Suffering as Legislature Rejects Federal Funds." 

6. 9 Occupations in the Coverage Gap 

An issue brief highlighting that Texans who would most benefit from closing the health coverage gap are working adults with incomes of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level; fifty-eight percent of this population is employed but uninsured.


Policy and Research

1. Medicaid Expansion in Other States: Just the Facts

Cover Texas Now fact sheet titled, "Medicaid Expansion in Other States: Just the Facts"

2. Presentation: The Coverage Gap - About 1 Million Texans

2016 Cover Texas Now presentation titled, "The Coverage Gap: ~1 Million Texans."

3. Rebuttal to 'Medicaid Expansion didn't work in 4 states in 2000s'

2016 Cover Texas Now publication titled, "Rebuttal to 'Medicaid Expansion didn't work in 4 states in 2000s'."

4. Responses to Common Opposition to Closing the Coverage Gap

Cover Texas Now publication titled, "Mythbuster: Responses to Common Opposition to Closing the Coverage Gap."

5. The Texas Coverage Gap (Infographic)

Cover Texas Now infographic explaning Medicaid expansion with accompanying Key Facts. 


Expansion Support

1. Statewide Supporter List for Closing the Coverage Gap

Cover Texas Now publication titled, "Statewide Support for Closing the Coverage Gap."

2. Texas Association of Business Legislative Priorities 2015

Texas Association of Business (TAB) publication titles, "Jobs for Texas: 2015 Legislative Priorities."

3. County Judges Letter on Medicaid Expansion

2014 letter to The Honorable Charles Schwertner, Chair, Senate Health and Human Services Committee, from county judges representing Bexas County, Dallas County, El Paso County, Harris County, and Tarrant County

4. Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Letter on Medicaid Expansion

 2015 letter from the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops to The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas. 

5. Texas Association of City and County Health Officials Letter on Medicaid Expansion

2016 letter from the Texas Association of City and County Health Officials (TACCHO) to the Texas Municipal League in support of Medicaid expansion. 

6. Texas Faith Leaders Support Medicaid Expansion

Texas Impact statement on medicaid expansion and health coverage in Texas.   

7. Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas

Since its inception, the Code Red Task Force on Access to Health Care in Texas (Task Force) has studied the issues, deliberated, and provided recommendations on improving the health of Texas residents. To improve the health of all Texas residents, the Code Red Task Force recommends the use of available federal funds to allow more low-income, working Texans to obtain health insurance.   

8. Perryman Group: Texas Should Participate in Medicaid Expansion

Analysis from the Perryman Economic and financial analysis group indicates local areas across Texas would recieve an economic boost if the state expanded Medicaid.  

9. Billy Hamilton Consulting: Smart, Affordable and Fair

A report by Billy Hamilton Consulting analyzing the state and regional impacts of extending Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act prepared for Texas Impact and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

10. Perry Appointed Board Supports Medicaid Expansion

A board of medical professionals, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry, encourages the state to provide health coverage to low-income Texans under the Affordable Care Act.