Let the People Vote! TX Rally for Medicaid Expansion March 4 at Lege
Texas leaders have had six years to get the job done on health care. During that time, 36 states have accepted the Medicaid expansion funding offered by the federal government to cover their uninsured low-wage workers.
Meanwhile, for six years, Texas leaders have failed to take action on health care as our state endures the worst uninsured rate in the nation and the consequences for maternal and infant health, mental health, the opioid epidemic, rural hospitals, families' medical bills, and more.
State leaders are out of step with Texas voters on this issue. Polls consistently show that nearly two-thirds of Texans support Medicaid expansion.
So now it's time for state leaders to get out of the way and pass legislation to let Texans vote on whether our state will expand Medicaid.
To help deliver this message, please join us at our upcoming rally:
Let the People Vote!
Texas Rally for Medicaid Expansion
Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 10 am
South Steps of the Texas Capitol, Austin, Texas
The rally is co-hosted by ADAPT of Texas, Center for Public Policy Priorities, Children's Defense Fund-Texas, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, Cover Texas Now, Easterseals, Houston Women March On, Indivisible Austin, Indivisible Houston, League of Women Voters of Texas, March On Texas, NAMI Texas, NASW Texas, Our Revolution Texas, Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas, Policy Prescriptions, Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Alliance of Retired Americans, Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility, Texas Impact, Texas Organizing Project, Unidos US, and Young Invincibles.
Want more information on the rally? Please contact Laura Guerra-Cardus of Children's Defense Fund - Texas at [email protected] or 512-236-1699.
Need a ride? Sign up here to catch a ride to the rally from Houston, Katy, San Antonio, or Dallas.
Want to learn more about the issue? Check out these additional resources:
The Texas Tribune article, Voters in Four States Have Approved Medicaid Expansion by Ballot. Will Texas be Next?
Our one-pager on the Texas uninsured rate, the upcoming Texas health funding cliff, and Medicaid expansion
Thanks for fighting for health care! We'll see you March 4th!