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Coronavirus in Texas

They lost their jobs and insurance in the pandemic. Now they’re slipping through Texas’ health care safety net.

Texas had the highest uninsured rate of any state before the outbreak. It's also among a minority of states that have declined to expand Medicaid coverage to people with incomes near or below the poverty line.

Stevie Smith, 36, outside of her apartment in Fort Worth. Smith's health insurance was discontinued March 31st.

A lack of options

Rhonda Mundhenk, CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care, at the clinic’s Georgetown campus.

Effect on mental health services

Stevie Smith, 36, outside of her apartment in Fort Worth. Smith's health insurance was discontinued March 31st.

Medicaid expansion

A porous safety net

How to get help

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