Polling data repeatedly shows that healthcare affordability is the top issue that state residents, on both sides of the political aisle, want their policymakers to work on.
Texas' Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard identifies areas where the state is doing well and areas where it can improve. As the scorecard shows, Texas policymakers have a robust toolset they can use to ensure all residents have affordable coverage that features consumer-friendly cost-sharing and premiums that reflect the efficient delivery of healthcare and fair healthcare pricing.
Texas has relatively low healthcare spending per person, yet a high percentage of residents report affordability problems, suggesting a need for immediate policymaker attention.
Our companion document, Healthcare Affordability State Policy Checklist, provides a quick overview of the actions Texas still needs to take.