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NPT Capitol: Shapleigh on the brink

shapleigh1State Sen. Eliot Shapleigh today had a news conference in Austin to discuss “Texas on the Brink,” the fourth in his series of reports on Texas indicators. Here is the blurb from his news release, and we’ll come back with links to the report later on:

“Here is the reality behind the rhetoric. 5.83 million Texans do not have health insurance—one in four—making Texas the least insured state in the nation. Not a single Texas city even reaches the national average in citizens with health insurance. From 2000 to 2007, Texas families saw their health insurance premiums soar 86.8 percent—nearly six times more than their median earnings increased. 29 cents of every private pay health dollar now goes for denial management and administration—in other words, Texans are paying more for less health care. That’s the reality. Now, what are lawmakers going to do about it?”

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

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