Health insurance

Health insurance agent Jeanette Rojas Flores talks with a client about her health plan in 2018. Flores is urging people without insurance to see if a plan on the Affordable Care Act Marketplace would be a good fit for them.

More than 650,000 Texans lost health insurance because of layoffs between February and May of this year, according to an estimate from the nonprofit Families USA.

The nonprofit estimates that 29% of Texans under 65 didn’t have health insurance as of May, a higher percentage than any other state in the U.S., according to a report the group released last month.

Ciara McCarthy covers public health for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597 or on Twitter at @mccarthy_ciara. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. Questions, tips, or ideas? Please get in touch: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

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