"Whoa, Doc, in 2015 there are still 1 in 5 Texans without health insurance."--Marty McFly, Back to the Future Part II [edited out of the movie, we presume]
Today marks the day that Marty McFly traveled into the future from 1985. He entered a world of hover boards, world champion Chicago Cubs, and cars using garbage for fuel. McFly may not have noticed how many Texans were uninsured in 1985 vs. today, but we thought it would be fun to find out.
Today in Texas, estimates show that 15 to 19 percent of Texans remain uninsured. In 1985, the rate was 20 percent. Score one for improvements!
In raw numbers of uninsured Texans, however, we had 3.2 million in 1985 and today we have 5 million. Today Texas ranks dead last for the highest numbers of uninsured residents. In 1985 we were 48th, besting Oklahoma and Arkansas. We think Texas can do better!
We're proud to be a clinic serving the uninsured. Our volunteers work hard to make sure that people without health insurance have a medical home apart from the hospital emergency room. Hey, we all know someone who is uninsured, right?
Your financial support helps us to continue providing care for the uninsured of today. Thank you!