The health of a nation is directly related to the health of its people. In recent years, Texas has ranked the lowest among all states in the Union for healthcare access and affordability and second to last in preventative treatment. The shortage in healthcare coverage acutely befalls impoverished communities and those living on fixed incomes. Failure to expand access to quality care now, especially for preventative medicine, inevitably bears burdens on future state healthcare spending and impinges on the well-being, productivity and self-sufficiency of Texans. The Pantsuit Republic supports legislation to improve statewide access to affordable, quality healthcare.