health for all
Health for All Aims to provide and expand access to free, high quality, and comprehensive primary and preventative health care for low income, medically uninsured individuals in the Brazos Valley. They also improve community health and reduce the cost of indigent health care by providing an alternative to the emergency room uninsured patients. SLOPE believes everyone deserves equal access to health care no matter where you come from or who you are and Health For All shares this same vision.
Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation, with almost 25% of our population living without health insurance. In the Brazos Valley, about 1 in 3 of our population is uninsured.
The uninsured are much less likely to seek preventative health care or receive treatment for symptoms that can have serious health consequences if not treated, and are more likely to die from curable health problems.
It costs Texas taxpayers, employers, and insured individuals about $9.2 billion per year to subsidize health care for the uninsured. Approximately $1,800 of each annual health insurance premium is due to the cost of emergency care for the uninsured.
Health For All saves our community between $3 and $6 million per year by providing the low income and uninsured with a medical home and delivering primary and preventative health care at a much lower cost than is possible through hospital emergency rooms.