Your action today can help fight for Texas to receive its fair share of federal funds for Medicaid expansion and create a “Texas solution” for expanded health care coverage for low-income Texans. Please call Rep Jim Pitts, District 10, (512) 463-0516, and call your own state representative, and tell them you support expanded health care for Texas adults and the rider in the current budget bill, "Article 9 Section 17.12 Certain Medicaid Funds". If you don’t know who your representative is or how to contact him or her, go to this website: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/
For a good newspaper article explaining the situation and for a link to the text of the rider, visit: http://myhighplains.com/fulltext?nxd_id=372742.
The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and exchange signups are scheduled to begin October 1st. For more information about the act and its various elements, download the PDF prepared by DAI leader Dr. Barry Lachman by clicking or visiting: http://dallasareainterfaith.org/downloads/TexasMedicaidBasics--2012-10-15--Handout.pdf.
The exhanges will provide subsidies for health care insurance for US citizens earning from 1 to 4 times the Federal Poverty Level. To see how this new law will affect you, visit the calculator offered by The Kaiser Family Foundation on their website at http://kff.org/interactive/
Dallas Area Interfaith has taken the lead on health care statewide, working with the ten Texas IEF network affiliates. Help support our work by making your financial contribution securely through DAI's PayPal account. Just click HERE.