A few days after the start of the second enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, a discussion took place at KUT on the health care law's implementation in Texas. Topics included what lawmakers considered in the 2013 legislative session to get the 1.5 million Texans who fall in the Medicaid coverage gap insured, how premiums shifted for 2015 plans on the federal marketplace in Texas, the people who make up Texas' high rate of the uninsured and what the chances are the 84th Legislature will take up this discussion in January.
KUT's Veronica Zaragovia moderated the discussion with a panel of health care experts:
- State Representative John Zerwas (R-Simonton)
- Bee Moorhead of Texas Impact
- LBJ School Professor Sam Richardson
- Tim Eaton with the Austin American-Statesman
The event was a production of KUT News and The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, a program of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.