Texas now has the option to accept federal Medicaid funding to extend affordable health insurance to more low-income adults. Closing the coverage gap would give more than 1.4 million uninsured Texans access to affordable health insurance. For many of these residents, there is no affordable health coverage option as long as Texas rejects federal funds. Americans with incomes above the federal poverty level, which is $19,800 for a family of three, can now buy health insurance through the new health care marketplace, and, depending on their income, they may qualify for help with insurance costs. Individuals whose income is below the poverty level are not eligible for any help with insurance costs. MORE>>
Center for Public Policy Priorities, March 4, 2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS- As schools across the country commemorate National School Breakfast Week, Texas public schools are actively working to provide school breakfast to more students in need thanks to a new law passed in 2013. MORE>>
A sample of the profile follows:
Who are Texas’s Poor?
Looked at another way:
Dr. Sue Weishar is the lead JSRI liaison to Texas groups, assisted by other staff as appropriate.
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