West Texas Border Towns Face Barriers to Affordable Health Care

The rate of uninsured residents in the state is significantly above the national average. Along the border, it’s worse.

By Elizabeth TrovaallDecember 14, 2017 9:30 am, , , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

Texas continues to lag behind the rest of the country when it comes to health coverage, with a 16.6 percent uninsured rate, compared to 8.8 percent nationwide, based on U.S. Census Bureau statistics. Within the state, counties along the border are where you see the highest uninsured rates.

As the December 15th Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline approaches, navigators scramble to help people find an affordable plan. Despite their efforts (and improving uninsured rates) there are still many barriers keeping Texans – especially along the border – from finding affordable coverage.

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