Texans Losing Health Care At A Rate Of 24,000 A Month

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

Do you have health insurance? More and more Texans are answering that question: no, not anymore. A report by Families USA states more than 24,000 Texans are losing their health care coverage each month.

According to the study, between 2008 and 2010, almost 900,000 Texans have lost or will have lost their coverage . The only other state that comes in with a bigger loss is California.

Texas has the country's most uninsured with estimates ranging from 25 to 30 percent.

According to the report, the biggest reason for the loss is the cost of premiums keep increasing. In the last ten years costs have increased some 100 percent.

This report is released as the U.S. Congress is being urged by President Obama to pass health care reform measures before the summer break.

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