New Report: Majority of Texans in the Coverage Gap Are Working
In Texas, 1.4 million low-income residents lack access to health insurance. If Texas chooses to accept federal dollars to close this gap in health coverage, the state stands to gain not only better health outcomes, but also new job creation and increased economic growth. Those who would most benefit from closing the health coverage gap in Texas are working adults with incomes of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). Fifty-eight percent of this population is employed but uninsured. Our infographic shows the top occupations held by these uninsured Texans. (Read our related issue brief (PDF).) Cross-posted from Families USA. Written by Dee Mahan.