Take Steps To Improve Health Care Access Throughout Texas

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Recent news about the growing number of uninsured people in Texas paints a bleak picture of many Texans’ access to health care.

If you’re looking for a way to let state lawmakers know why health care coverage matters to all Texans, join or start a block walk during #SickOfItTX’s Weekend of Action for Health Care on Nov. 9 and 10.

Walks are currently scheduled in Austin, Dallas, Galveston, Houston, McAllen, and San Antonio; more sites may be added, or you can host your own.

The campaign will not advocate for any position. Instead, participants will knock on doors across the state to ask people three key questions:

  • Do you have health insurance?
  • Do your children have health insurance?
  • What do you do when you get sick?

“These conversation starters will help us better understand the needs of Texans and recruit others to get involved,” organizers said on their website. “Then we'll give our fellow Texans a megaphone so lawmakers will hear them loud and clear.”

#SickOfItTX is a nonpartisan campaign sponsored by nonprofit organization Cover Texas Now, a coalition of consumer and faith-based organizations including Methodist Healthcare Ministries, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas, and Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility.

More information, including how to join or host a walk, can be found on #SickOfItTX’s website.

Last Updated On

November 01, 2019

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