Tag Archives: Health and Human Services Commission
To accommodate Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, Texas officials have allowed at least 15 shelters to hold more than 700 additional kids, records show.
In recent months, Texas officials have granted permission to at least 15 immigrant youth shelters to cram in more kids than their child-care licenses allow, acc...Read More
Lawmakers have given providers an impossible task: deliver the same level of services to more kids, with far less money.
There was a moment Charlcie Flinn considered giving up. It was July 2016, and the child therapy services program in Wichita Falls that Flinn had run for more th...Read More
After disability advocates surrounded HHSC officials Monday, they were told the contract would be renewed, but few details have been provided.
On Monday afternoon, Emily Wolinsky and about 15 other disability-rights advocates, most in wheelchairs, sat around a long table at an Italian restaurant across...Read More
According to state documents, an anti-abortion group plans to dole out part of a $1.6 million reproductive services contract to a crisis pregnancy center....Read More
A left-leaning nonprofit has questioned whether the anti-abortion Heidi Group deserved a $1.6 million state contract for reproductive health services....Read More
The Heidi Group's founder says abortion providers may dump HIV into the water supply via fetal tissue. The nonprofit received a $1.6 million state contract....Read More
Texas' premature birth rate is higher than the national average, and pregnant women of color are less likely to access prenatal care than are white women....Read More
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On the podcast: our roundtable wonders at the wild world of Sid Miller, plus we take Texas to task for leaders' mishandling of the foster care system....Read More
Texas health officials are retooling the state family planning safety net in advance of a summer launch, and providers are hoping for expanded services....Read More