HEALTH & WEALTH COUNTY CHECKUP

An interactive tool measuring health and wealth benefits of covering more Texans *

This interactive tool displays the most recent estimates from respected Texas and national experts.
How many uninsured Texans would gain health care coverage if Texas accepts federal health care funds to expand Medicaid or adopts a Texas alternative that expands health care coverage?
  Sources Travis County -- -- -- Texas Total
Total uninsured who could gain coverage if Texas expanded Medicaid, rough estimate:
(Uninsured US citizens ages 18-64 with incomes between 0-138% of the federal poverty level )
US Census ACS and SAHIE, KFF   
57,949 -- -- -- 1,481,000
Number of Texans in the "Coverage Gap" – out of the total uninsured (above), the number whose income is below 100% of the federal poverty level , making them ineligible for low-cost health insurance.
Census/KFF low-to-high range  
29,972
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33,782
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766,000
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863,353
Sources: US Census; Kaiser Family Foundation; Urban Institute
Economic benefits to Texas counties if Texas accepts federal health care funds to expand Medicaid or adopts a Texas alternative that expands health care coverage:
  Sources Travis County -- -- -- Texas Total
Local taxpayer-funded health care for the uninsured-expanded health coverage would shrink this
Hamilton   
$269,579,386 -- -- -- $4,380,711,550
New federal health care money this county could receive each year (average):
(2 different estimates)
Hamilton   
$207,900,291 -- -- -- $5,740,638,097
HHSC   
$224,135,916 -- -- -- $6,024,992,478
New local tax revenues this county could gain, yearly average:
Hamilton   
$23,544,393 -- -- -- $525,348,088
New jobs created, yearly average:
Perryman   
15,441 -- -- -- 303,140
Growth in income for county residents, yearly average:
Perryman   
$849,369,380 -- -- -- $16,889,612,753
Growth in retail sales in the county, yearly average:
Perryman   
$379,689,851 -- -- -- $7,214,722,735
Sources: Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Billy Hamilton Consulting/Texas Impact/Methodist Healthcare Ministries; The Perryman Group
* These benefits and the number of Texans gaining health coverage are not expected to change depending on whether Texas accepts federal health care funds to expand Medicaid, or adopts a Texas-specific alternative method for expanding health care.
C O M P I L E D  B Y
Center for Public Policy Priorities