Nearly 200,000 Texans make minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour. Combine this with the fact that more than 28 percent of Houstonians do not have health insurance—ranking last in the country, the Bayou City is one of the largest uninsured and underinsured populations in the United States.
But one organization is aiming to fix this.
On July 15, Sesame, an online healthcare superstore, unveiled an offer for free health insurance for all minimum/hourly wage workers in the Houston area. The offer, valid for one full year, includes up to four consultations a year for a total value of $200. According to a press release, Sesame offers a full range of healthcare services, delivered either in-person or via tele-health. Services include acute and chronic care consults, labs, imaging, and more, all for as little as $25 nationwide.
"Sesame wants to make healthcare for this vulnerable and exceptional population affordable, accessible and easy," according to a press release. The online healthcare marketplace pairs patients to doctors for affordable, transparent prices. Customers do not have to use insurance to access affordable pricing on Sesame.
"Offering one year of free healthcare to minimum wage employees will give people the opportunity to access the care they deserve without financial burden, stress, and anxiety."
If you qualify for one year of free insurance, visit www.sesamecare.com/Texas to redeem your offer.