Healthcare Activists Target Lawmakers After Texas Tops Uninsured List

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured, and the number has risen over the past 2 years.

According to the latest Census data Texas jumped from 4.8 million uninsured up to 5 million. This has prompted a coalition of 17 healthcare advocacy groups to band together to lobby State Lawmakers. The campaign is called #SickofitTX.

One of the advocacy groups is the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Anne Dunkelberg says this news should be a wake-up call for state leaders. “The stakes are too high. That’s why we are working with partners and activists across the state to make health coverage the key issue for Texas policymakers and candidates in the 2020 elections and the 2021 legislative session.”

The campaign will officially kick-off in November with Neighborhood Walk parties in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

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