FORMER SOLDIERS AREN'T FOCUSED ON HEALTHCARE
Of course, COVID-19 has rightfully brought national attention to the issue of healthcare but, I'm not so sure most Texans fully understand how much better other states have it when it comes to healthcare.
According to a recent National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report Texas ranks fourth from the bottom across all measures. And, not only does Texas do the worst job in the nation at caring for Hispanics, and manages only somewhat better with African-Americans, the affluent are only marginally better off with Texas ranking 41st in healthcare for high-income folks.
Yes, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made a difference by bringing coverage to 1.2 million Texans and pushing the percentage of uninsured down from 22 percent in 2013 to 16 percent today, it's still the worst rate in the nation.
We're fortunate to have access to world-class healthcare providers here in Houston but, with our population growing older, we must do better. And when elected, I'll work with local providers to expand their networks across the state so more Texans will have better patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, and healthcare affordability.
Clearly, there's been a lack of consideration around healthcare for Texans for far too long. When I'm elected I'll do everything I can to help you and your loved ones get the best-in-class healthcare y'all deserve.