Navigation Links
Survey: Number of Texans without health insurance drops under Affordable Care Act
Date:9/3/2014

HOUSTON (Sept. 3, 2014) The percentage of Texans without health insurance dropped after the first enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

The report found that since the opening of the ACA's Health Insurance Marketplace, the percentage of uninsured adult Texans dropped by a little more than 2 percent. The report estimates 378,000 more Texans had health insurance in June 2014 than in September 2013.

The small gain in Texans with health insurance was similar to gains in other states that did not expand Medicaid coverage. However, states that expanded Medicaid experienced the largest reductions in uninsured adults 6 percent compared with the 2 percent in Texas.

"While the insurance gains in Texas demonstrate that people are enrolling in coverage, Texas is also the state with the highest percentage of uninsured adults in the nation," said Elena Marks, CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation and a health policy scholar at the Baker Institute. "That means Texas had the farthest to go in reducing the uninsured rate."

Even with nearly 400,000 newly uninsured adults, the report estimates Texas has now surpassed California to become the state with the highest number of uninsured residents.

The report found the majority of the remaining uninsured adult Texans are Hispanic and low-income. Half of those uninsured are employed.

"The way to make the biggest improvement in covering the uninsured population in Texas is through Medicaid expansion," said Vivian Ho, the chair in health economics at Rice's Baker Institute, a professor of economics at Rice and a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. "In states like Texas that have not expanded Medicaid, the opp
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Survey: Many Texans eligible for subsidies from the ACA still believe coverage is too expensive
2. Survey: Almost all adult Texans knew about Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment
3. UBA Survey: Public Employer Annual Health Plan Costs Increases at Double the Rate of Private Sector in 2013
4. Tripwire Survey: 70 Percent of Healthcare IT Professionals Say Security Communications Are Not Effective
5. ASDS Survey: Consumers Most Satisfied with Wrinkle-Relaxing Injections; Choose Dermatologic Surgeons Most Often for Procedure
6. Survey: 85% of Part D Seniors in Preferred Pharmacy Plans are Satisfied With Costs, Pharmacy Choices
7. New health insurance survey: 84 million people were uninsured for a time or underinsured in 2012
8. International survey: 69 percent of US primary care doctors now have electronic medical records
9. New survey: Women want to SEE breast reconstruction results before cancer surgery
10. New method predicts optimal number and location of AEDs
11. It was reported that the Number on PositiveSingles.dating increased about 20% in 2014
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 The GUARDaHEART ... Starbucks Community Resource Exchange with the mission of providing ... County families in need on Thursday, April 30th. ... an advanced blood test for the early-detection and diagnosis ... life changing advanced medical testing to homeless individuals and ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 On ... Choices Recovery sponsored Durkin Entertainment’s “RockNRolla” EcoLuxe Lounge, ... providers of products and services that maintain ecologically ... Durkin, Los Angeles’ leading producer of TV and ... is a premier red carpet event that makes ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 06, 2015 Aging2.0 - ... announced the latest lineup of speakers and sponsors for ... invitation-only event, scheduled for May 18-19 in San Francisco, ... consumer technology leaders, investors and more than 50 startups ... partnerships and discover new products and services for the ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... National Physical Fitness and Sports Month , The ... Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), designates the ... Month. It is dedicated to raising public awareness ... Throughout the month of May, Americans are challenged to ... HHS details the benefits of regular daily and weekly ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Established by the Arthritis Foundation, the ... 46 million Americans who suffer from arthritis. Many who ... alleviate their symptoms. Medicationdiscountcard.com is proud to offer a ... on the costs of these necessary prescriptions. , Non-Steroidal ... the pain and inflammation in the joints associated with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:GUARDaHEART and Starbucks® Collaborate for Impactful Event to Help Homeless Families 2Health News:Choices Recovery Mishawaka Discusses the Many Forms of Addiction and Treatment with Terrah Bennett Smith 2Health News:Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit Provides Unique Forum to Discover New Technologies and Develop Partnerships in the Senior Care Market 2Health News:Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit Provides Unique Forum to Discover New Technologies and Develop Partnerships in the Senior Care Market 3Health News:Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit Provides Unique Forum to Discover New Technologies and Develop Partnerships in the Senior Care Market 4Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Issues Guide for Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Issues Guide for Physical Fitness and Sports Month 3Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Provides Access to Drug Coupons for Arthritis Awareness Month 2Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Provides Access to Drug Coupons for Arthritis Awareness Month 3
... TV coverage of terrorism has more negative effect on women. ... University of Haifa. "It is possible that the differences between ... to respond to terrorism with more anxiety than men," said ... Exposure to television coverage of terrorism causes women ...
... By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , ... treatment performed significantly better than the commonly prescribed medication ... briakinumab reduced psoriasis symptoms by at least 75 percent ... to just 40 percent of those on methotrexate. But ...
... THURSDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who ... greater risk for complications and disability following surgery, according ... of Colorado said surgeons should assess the elderly differently ... when determining surgical risks. "This approach may lead ...
... Endocrine Society,s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism ... associated with reduced loss of lean muscle mass in older ... these men, higher testosterone levels were also associated with less ... and strength contribute to frailty and are associated with falls, ...
... D.C. -- A new study suggests some women needing a ... potential option that is safe and effective, say researchers at ... sparing mastectomy is also a viable surgical option for women ... increased risk of developing the disease. For both groups ...
... was found to be ineffective in reducing atherosclerosis ... erythematosus (SLE). Results of the Atherosclerosis Prevention in ... Arthritis & Rheumatism , a journal published ... of Rheumatology (ACR), report that the statin therapy ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gender differences: Viewing TV coverage of terrorism has more negative effect on women 2Health News:Experimental Psoriasis Drug Bests Older Treatment 2Health News:Experimental Psoriasis Drug Bests Older Treatment 3Health News: Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly 2Health News: Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly 3Health News:Older men with higher testosterone levels lose less muscle mass as they age 2Health News:Georgetown researchers examine 21-year series of nipple sparing mastectomy cases and find no cancers 2Health News:Statin therapy fails to slow progression of atherosclerosis in pediatric lupus patients 2
(Date:5/6/2015)...  Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP ) ("Juniper" ... three-month period ended March 31, 2015. First quarter financial highlights ... increase of 19% as compared to $7.0 million in ... increased 41% year-over-year, enabled by the return of normalized ... in the fourth quarter of 2014; , Service ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... , May 6, 2015 ... therapy with dolutegravir and rilpivirine   ... a Phase III clinical trial programme to evaluate ... rilpivirine (Edurant® [1] ) as maintenance therapy for ... comprises two replicate studies evaluating 48 week viral ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Woodford Patient Capital Trust ... and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ... leading monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company, announced today that ... to complete a US$90 million Series B financing. ... Patient Capital Trust plc (LSE:WPCT,"Woodford") and Malin Corporation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 9Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 10Juniper Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 11ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 2ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 3ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 4ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 5ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 6ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 7ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 8ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 9ViiV Healthcare Begins Phase III Programme with dolutegravir/rilpivirine Combination for HIV Maintenance Therapy 10Kymab Secures US$90 Million Funding 2Kymab Secures US$90 Million Funding 3Kymab Secures US$90 Million Funding 4
The new TOPCON 8800 Series of auto refractors and auto kerato-refractors satisfies the needs of today's demanding eyecare practice !...
The perfect tool to prepare for in-service or licensing exams, for recertification, or for use as a clinical refresher....
... Med TruFlow™ Oxygen flowmeter with a Lexan®inner ... covering calibration and manufacturing defects. A wide ... most needs. Also available with all popular ... take-off and double unit configurations. Our extra ...
... TruFlow™ Oxygen flowmeter with a Lexan®inner calibrated ... calibration and manufacturing defects. A wide range ... needs. Also available with all popular inlet ... and double unit configurations. Our extra large ...
Medicine Products: