I suggest we restart our thinking and discussion of what, in the years and decades ahead, we want ethically, politically and economically for our state and our country. In a quest for a new Texas agenda, let’s think together for the present and for the future, a future when the people take back our state and when our children inherit it.
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About a million Texans have been left without health insurance because state leaders refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Now organizers of a new campaign, “Texas Left Me Out,” want to make sure the stories of those one million uninsured Texans get heard.
Want treatment for mental illness in Houston? Go to jail.
What do you call a group of ideologues that collects millions from corporations and billionaires and then churns out studies and policy papers used by politicians to justify miserly policies? Certainly not a “think tank.”
A Galveston medical student comes to grips with a healthcare system in which her patients die from treatable conditions.
Today in your dog-bites-man news: Texas Attorney General and governor hair apparent Greg Abbott appeared at an Austin business today to complain about Obamacare. The company has earned more than half a million sending out Republican mailings.
Beginning in September, at least 69 family-planning clinics in Texas will lose federal Title X funding, which means that they will have to comply with state law and start getting parental-consent signatures on file to continue dispensing birth control to minors.
This morning Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast (the affiliate in charge of those three shuttered clinics) will pay $1.4 million in a settlement for Medicaid fraud.
In Texas, abortion is increasingly an option only for the rich.
For a brief few hours on Thursday, members of the Texas House endorsed a version of Medicaid expansion—or at least some parameters for it—but then changed their minds.