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 opportunity to reduce the percent of uninsured adults through the ACA without Medicaid expansion is limited."

An estimated 20 percent of uninsured adult Texans are undocumented and unable to take advantage of Medicaid or Marketplace plans.

The report is the seventh in a series on the implementation of the ACA in Texas co-authored by Marks and Ho.

The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS)-Texas report is based on a national project that provides timely information on implementation issues under the ACA and changes in health insurance coverage and related health outcomes. The Episcopal Health Foundation and Baker Institute are partnering to fund and report on key factors about Texans obtained from an expanded representative sample of Texas residents. Today's report contains responses from 1,595 Texans in September 2013 and 1,538 in March 2014.


'/>"/>

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

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:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... Therapy continues to prove the safety and efficacy of HBOT in treating and ... across the US, points to research showing the similarities of the wounds to ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... in the healthcare industry, made the 2017 Inc. 5000 with a three-year ... of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and comprises the most comprehensive look at ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... MobilityWorks ®, ... named to the 2017 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private ... of 139 percent, marking the twelfth year that the company has been included ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... A new literature review ... points out that therapeutic modalities (physical therapy) is an important part of the ... a wider scope of physical therapy options is showing promising results and supports ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... The old adage ... as simple as eating healthy foods. But this well-known piece of nutrition advice ... or breaking apart carbohydrates—depends not only on properties of the food but also ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... 15, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), ... Michigan residents. Naloxone is available ... retail pharmacy, G-3320 Beecher Road. ... and Drug Administration, is intended to block or reverse ... and loss of consciousness. The medication is often carried ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... N.J. and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel ... Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem ... the second quarter ending June 30, 2017. ... stages of preparing for our pivotal Phase 3 trial ... Chaim Lebovits , President and Chief Executive Officer of ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... Second-quarter 2017 revenues of $876 ... from continuing operations Second-quarter ... $110 million Second-quarter 2017 ... Second-quarter 2017 adjusted diluted ... percent to $0.93 Second-quarter ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: