Top 9 Occupations of the Employed but Uninsured Texans Who Would Benefit from Closing the Coverage Gap
In Texas, 1.4 million low-income residents lack access to health insurance. If Texas chooses to accept federal dollars to close this gap in health coverage, the state stands to gain not only better health outcomes, but also new job creation and increased economic growth. Those who would most benefit from closing the health coverage gap in Texas are working adults with incomes of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). Fifty-eight percent of this population is employed but uninsured.