Health insurance is a financial shield that many working-age women do not have.
Women and girls need health care, but for uninsured women, illness or an accident poses a serious threat to their economic security.
Texas women are twice as likely to be uninsured as women in the rest of the nation, with almost one in four uninsured across the state.
200,000 more Texas women became uninsured in the two years following 2016’s decrease in funding for the Affordable Care Act.
One of every five uninsured Texas women falls in the Medicaid coverage gap, a direct result of Texas choosing not to expand Medicaid.