A group of nonprofits and healthcare advocates are holding a large statewide outreach and education program with a goal of getting Texans signed up in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
The Texas Organizing Project is holding a weekly event that kicks off this week in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.
"We really talk about what are the benefits of the affordable care act, what options they have, what options their family might have, is there financial assistance, and a little bit of health insurance 101," said Tiffany Hogue with the Texas Organizing Project.
More than 200 health care professionals attended the the 9th Annual Health Literacy Conference in San Antonio Friday, where Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said the community benefits as a whole if clients in all demographics better understand how to take care of their health.
Conference chair Jennifer Cook said much of the issue is about feedback, but with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, everyone benefits if health care workers make sure the underserved understand what’s available to them.
There are new websites going live every day to help people understand how the Affordable Care Act, which is over 2,000 pages long, actually applies to their individual situation.
Healthcare.gov, which is the official website for all things ACA and the website where you can go to sign up, has only been up since the end of June. It is, for all intents and purposes, as comprehensive as you can get with the new health care law.
With the Affordable Care Act online marketplace expected to go live tonight at midnight, health care advocates are doing all they can to raise the public’s awareness of the law, which included finding the throngs of people turning out at Síclovía this weekend.
An estimated 73,000 people joined in the city’s promenade down Broadway on Sunday. Síclovía promotes getting fit and healthy lifestyles and some organizations spread the word about the new health care law.
A poll put out by the Kaiser Health Group shows doctors are the most trusted source for information about the Affordable Care Act for Americans, but that’s not where people are getting their information.
The state’s leading medical association has a new educational website related the federal health exchange to help provide more information called "Hey, Doc."
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released preliminary premium costs for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces and the numbers are lower than even the Obama administration expected.
Though these are not reflective of the actual premiums that people will pay in the online health marketplace, these do give the public some idea of what to expect heading into the Oct. 1 opening of enrollment.
Gov. Rick Perry has sent the final instructions to the state’s health commissioner ahead of a meeting with federal officials regarding the implementation of Medicaid expansion in Texas.
The letter sent this week to Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janeck begins by questioning the wisdom behind the Obama administration’s expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.