Empowering the Uninsured

Empowering the Uninsured

Last year, Texas had a record-breaking Open Enrollment Period for the Affordable Care Act, with more than 1.8 million Texans signing up for 2022 health insurance coverage. That included 500,000 Texans who were uninsured the year before.

However, we need to remain steadfast in our mission to advance health equity in Central Texas through investment and action by committing to connecting even more Central Texans to affordable and accessible health care coverage, especially as we face a down turning economy. As we know, individual health insurance coverage brings immense and compounding social benefits that directly address social determinants of health. 

We are committed to partnering with and working alongside community leaders to connect eligible Central Texans with the local services and tools available to help sign-up and keep coverage. Together, we can increase access to affordable health care coverage while improving the lives and well-being of all those living in Central Texas—so that every individual can flourish and reach their full potential .

Making an Impact: The Affordable Care Act

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act over a decade ago, the federal health insurance marketplace has helped tens of millions of Americans get health insurance, including 1.8 million Texans this past year.

Yet there is still much work to be done, especially for Central Texans disproportionately impacted by care barriers and systemic inequities.

St. David’s Foundation and its partners are committed to educating and empowering Central Texans to access affordable health insurance coverage.

Read more on how empowering Texas’ uninsured drives a sustainable and equitable healthcare system.

Helping individuals get insured also supports our community, as improving the health of Central Texans will take the burden off an already-strained healthcare system. Health coverage is the foundation upon which health equity can be sustained.

When will 2023 enrollment take place?

The 2022-2023 Open Enrollment period will run from November 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023, on HealthCare.gov.

Who is open enrollment for?

Open enrollment is for people who don’t have health coverage through employment and/or government programs such as Medicare, who can sign up for quality, affordable health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace—also referred as an “exchange.”

Want to learn more? Here’s a quick guide from HealthCare.gov.