Be Covered — Increasing Coverage for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Nov. 4, 2019

More than 5 million people in Texas do not have health insurance. Approximately 61% of those qualify for Medicaid or a federal subsidy to help reduce the cost of coverage. Affordable care and better health outcomes start with health care coverage.

To help address this issue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is promoting Be Covered, our grassroots campaign to educate, engage and enroll the uninsured and underinsured in our communities.

How can you help?

  • If you have patients who are underinsured or uninsured, tell them about Be Covered and the available resources (like the subsidy calculator).
  • Providers should encourage patients to use the education tools available on Be Covered so they are better informed about their coverage options.

Our goal is to help people understand their coverage options and how to make the most of what is available to them — no matter their stage of life.

Through Be Covered, BCBSTX is working with trusted community partners to reach areas with the highest concentration of uninsured people. Local events will offer resources in English and Spanish, and many will provide wellness screenings, family activities and healthy food giveaways.

Visit Be Covered for more information.