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About Cover Texas Now

Mission Statement

Cover Texas Now is a coalition of consumer and faith-based organizations whose mission is to see the state of Texas implement a sustainable health care system and provide quality affordable health coverage to its citizens. The coalition meets regularly to communicate and collaborate regarding strategies and activities related to improving healthcare and expanding coverage in Texas.

The work previously conducted under the banner of Texas Well and Healthy is now included in Cover Texas Now.


We work to ensure that:

Texas protects Medicaid and CHIP for children and all Texans who are better served when Medicaid and CHIP stay strong. – Our state accepts federal funds to close the health care Coverage Gap. Closing the gap will provide insurance to low-wage workers, create jobs, and relieve pressure on local taxpayers. – Texans know how to access health care coverage through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and CHIP.


CTN Principles

The coalition believes in:

  • Quality affordable health insurance, available for every Texan
  • A sustainable health care system
  • Long term services and supports, provided in the most integrated setting possible
  • Maximizing federal funding for Texas health care by preserving CHIP and Medicaid
  • Improving small business’ access to affordable health insurance
  • Establishing common-sense protections for Texas health insurance consumers in state law
  • Transparent and open systems that meet consumers’ needs


Membership

CTN members include:

ADAPT of Texas

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation

Bibliosol Global

Center for Public Policy Priorities

Children's Defense Fund – Texas

Consumers Union – Southwest Regional Office

Easter Seals Central Texas

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

League of Women Voters of Texas

Lesbian Health Initiative

Methodist Healthcare Ministries

National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas

National Association of Social Workers/Texas

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National MS Society, Texas

Progress Texas

Proyecto Azteca

Texans Care for Children

Texas AFL-CIO

Texas Impact

Texas Organizing Project

Young Invincibles

 


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