New Poll Confirms 9/10 Texans Support Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
Updated: Apr 23, 2019
A recent poll by Episcopal Health shows that a vast majority of Texans, both Republicans and Democrats alike, support protections for pre-existing conditions.
According to the poll "Nearly nine in 10 Texans (88%) say they think health insurance companies should be required to provide coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions. The results include 93 percent of Democrats, 89 percent of independents, and 82 percent of Republicans who say coverage of pre-existing conditions should be mandatory."
And this support clearly reaches across party lines:
"An overwhelming majority of Texans also think state government has a role to play in making sure the health care system works well. Nine in 10 (91%) say the state should play a major or minor role in a functioning health care system. A smaller percentage of Texans (82%) said that the federal government has a similarly important role in the health care system."
And when it comes to spending money the results are clear:
"More than half (54%) of Texans say the state should increase spending on health care – similar to the shares who say the same about public safety (54%) and infrastructure (53%). The survey finds Texans only say they favor increased spending on public education (69%) more than health care."
Austin can no longer ignore the millions of Texans who demand protections for pre-existing conditions. As we have previously reported Legislation is currently working through the House and Senate that would the guarantee Texans the affordable coverage and protections we universally support. Join Texas Family Project in working with our state lawmakers to pass these protections in to state law during this 2019 session.
Here’s how you can help:
Donate to Texas Family Project. With your support we can promote this legislation and back the legislators who will push for coverage of preexisting conditions in Texas.
Attend a postcard writing party. Together we will urge members of the House and Senate Healthcare Committees to send these bills through for a vote.
Call and write your legislators and tell them all Texans deserve this protection.
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