Texas is the largest state in the nation that did not expand Medicaid.
Many young people in Texas struggle to afford health insurance – about one out of every three young adults in Texas does not have any. Fortunately, there are free or low-cost ways to access birth control, STI screening and treatment, pap smears, and other reproductive healthcare, as well as full-coverage healthcare.
Free or subsidized health insurance is available through the federal Marketplace. Open enrollment begins in November, but you may be able to enroll if you are low-income or have experienced certain qualifying life events. Full health coverage may be cheaper than you think.
There are about 200 Title X (Ten) clinics across Texas. These clinics offer reproductive healthcare services on a sliding scale and nobody is turned away for inability to pay. Visit the Every Body Texas website to find a clinic.