Houston Embraces Obamacare Outreach, Despite Cruz And Perry

KUHF’s Carrie Feibel, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "Two high-profile Texans are fighting the Affordable Care Act. Governor Rick Perry has loudly dismissed the law, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor this week to rail against it at length—21 hours and 19 minutes to be exact. On the other side you have Rosy Mota and her clipboard, standing at the door of a CVS pharmacy in one of Houston’s Latino neighborhoods, stopping shoppers. … Mota works for Enroll America, a national organization that has borrowed its tactics from the Obama re-election campaign. Using data-mining and digital maps, the group is figuring out where the uninsured in Houston live, down to the block and house level" (Feibel, 9/27). Read the story.

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