Texas Supporter List for Closing the Coverage Gap

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Laura Guerra-Cardus, M.D. – Texas Associate Director – Children’s Defense Fund – (713) 419-8422
Statewide Support for Closing the Coverage Gap

These organizations support Texas accepting federal funds to close the healthcare
coverage gap. Closing the gap will provide insurance to low wage workers, create jobs,
and relieve pressure on local tax payers.

Chambers of Commerce & Business Associations (26)

Texas Association of Business
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Citizens Council
El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Central Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Hispanic Business Chamber
Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Partnership
Huntsville-Walker County Chamber
Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Longview Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Texas Assoc. of African American Chambers
West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

County Commissioners’ Courts, County Judges, and City Councils (21)

Bexar County Commissioners’ Court
Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff
Cameron County Commissioners’ Court
Dallas County Commissioners’ Court
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
El Paso County Commissioners’ Court
El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar
Fort Bend County Commissioners’ Court
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court
Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley
Tom Green County Commissioners’ Court
Travis County Commissioners’ Court
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
Austin City Council
Dallas Citizens Council
Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
Healthcare Committee of Collin County
Waco City Council

Editorial Boards (8)

Austin American-Statesman
Beaumont Enterprise
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Houston Chronicle
Longview News Journal
San Antonio Express-News
Laura Guerra-Cardus, M.D. – Texas Associate Director – Children’s Defense Fund – (713) 419-8422
Texas Health Associations (15)

American Diabetes Association – Texas
Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas
Catholic Health Association of Texas
Light and Salt Association
National Association of Social Workers (TX)
Seton Healthcare Family
Teaching Hospitals of Texas
Texas Academy of Family Physicians
Texas Association of Community Health Centers
Texas Assn. of Community Based Health Plans
Texas Association for Infant Mental Health
Texas Counseling Association
Texas Hospital Association
Texas Oral Health Coalition
Texas Medical Association

Organizations & Faith-Based Groups (61)

Accessible Housing Austin!
Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.
Allied Communities of Tarrant
Any Baby Can of Austin
Austin Health Care for All Texas
Austin Interfaith
Barnabas Connection
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Community Advancement Network
Central Health
City Square
Clarity Child Guidance Center
Daughters of Charity
Direct Care Alliance
Doctors for America
Doctors for Social Responsibility
Foundation Communities
Gateway to Care
Greater Houston One Voice
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services
Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley
Harris County Healthcare Alliance
Harris Health System
Heatlh Care for All (TX)
Healthy Futures of Texas
Hope Family Health Center
Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)
League of Women Voters (TX)
Legacy Community Health Services
Living Hope Wheelchair Association
Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
Memorial Hermann
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
Mental Health America of Texas
Move On Central Texas
National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas
National Council of Jewish Women (TX)
National Physicians Alliance
Nuestra Clinica del Valle
One Voice Central Texas
People’s Community Clinic
The Perryman Group
Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas (PACT)
Project Access
Proyecto Azteca
Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network
San Antonio Nonprofit Council
Senior Community Outreach Services
Texas Catholic Conference
Texas Children’s Hospital
Texans Together Education Fund
Texas State Teachers Association
United Ways of Texas
University Medical Center of El Paso
Valley Interfaith
Young Invincibles
Laura Guerra-Cardus, M.D. – Texas Associate Director – Children’s Defense Fund – (713) 419-8422
Cover Texas Now Member Organizations (17)
Cover Texas Now is a coalition of consumer and faith-based organizations that, as part of their work to
expand health care coverage in Texas, have endorsed closing the Coverage Gap. The Cover Texas Now
legislative agenda can be found at their website: www.CoverTexasNow.org

ADAPT of Texas
Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Children’s Defense Fund – Texas
Consumers Union, SW Regional Office
Dallas Area Interfaith
Easter Seals Central Texas
La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
National MS Society – Lone Star
Progress Texas & the Texas Research Institute
Texans Care for Children
Texas Impact
Texas Organizing Project
Texas Pediatric Society
Texas Well & Healthy

The list is compiled as part of the organizing work of Texas Well & Healthy. If you have any questions,
or if you would like to have your organization listed as supportive of closing the Coverage Gap, please
contact Laura Guerra-Cardus of Children’s Defense Fund - Texas at [email protected]

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