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Issue Position: Sylvester Turner On Healthcare

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There are an estimated 1.5 million uninsured children in Texas, making our state first in the nation with the highest percentage of children living without health coverage for more than 10 years running. While Texas enjoys being first in a number of areas, lack of health coverage is not one we should aspire, or accept. Children without health insurance are more likely to miss school due to an illness because they do not have access to preventative health care provided through regular physician visits; as a result parents are more likely to miss work caring for them, impacting our state's economic well-being. A lack of health insurance coverage for our poorest children affect us all, and jeopardizes our state's most valuable asset, our children and our future.


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