Texas has received a Planning Grant to build its Affordable Insurance Exchange.
A summary of Texas’ grant application is provided below:
State Planning Grant
Awarded September 30, 2010
Administrator: Texas Department of Insurance
Amount Awarded: $1,000,000
- Coordinate Texas’ Exchange planning efforts between the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
- Use funds to examine specific circumstances of the State. Texas currently has the highest percentage of uninsured (over 26 percent) of any State in the country, as well as the second highest number of uninsured residents (over 6 million).
- Develop considerations about setting up regional Exchanges within the State.