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Texas has 6 to 7 million people without healthcare coverage – ranking first in the nation in the percentage of uninsured. Expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would have expanded coverage to more than 1 million Texans in addition to the 3.1 million uninsured Texans eligible for the federal exchanges.

Opposition to Medicaid expansion and ACA as a whole cannot be justified. Texas nonpartisan academic leaders, civic leaders, healthcare providers and business leaders concur that Texas’ failure to participate in expanded Medicaid threatens not only the health and well-being of millions of Texans, but also the overall economic health and future job growth.

TOP has engaged and educated hundreds of thousands of Texans on the need to expand Medicaid, as well as new health care options available to them via the ACA Marketplace. Through key partnerships with navigator and enrollment entities, TOP was able to not only inform people about healthcare expansion and exchange programs, but also was instrumental in connecting Texans to resources to get enrolled.

During 2013 and 2014 enrollment period, TOP communicated with more than 600,000 voters and ACA eligible people — 96,000 of whom took action pushing for Medicaid Expansion or against the numerous barriers placed in front of navigator groups or in the enrollment process.

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