Tag Archives: health insurance
As rural hospitals struggle across the state, local voters killed a proposition to create a hospital taxing district meant to keep a facility in La Grange open for the foreseeable future.
The voters of Fayette County have spoken, and they’ve said that they don’t need a hospital in this rural community of 25,000 people, one hour southeast of A...Read More
Hospital administrators throughout Texas say the insurance company is using “strong-arm” tactics to push unfavorable contracts.
It’s hard to keep a hospital running in Iraan, a dusty community of 1,229 people in the middle of the West Texas oil patch. In the 2017 fiscal year, Iraan Gen...Read More
Ken Paxton Wants to Eliminate the ACA’s Pre-Existing Condition Protections. How Would That Affect Texans?
More than a quarter of adults in Texas have a pre-existing condition that could make them unable to get health coverage without the ACA’s requirements.
The stories aren’t hard to find: the young uninsured woman who was hit with a $137,000 bill for brain cancer treatment. The woman whose insurance company dela...Read More
In a brief filed Thursday night, the DOJ said it would not defend the ACA in a lawsuit brought by Texas and other Republican states.
Millions of Texans with pre-existing medical conditions cannot be denied coverage by insurance companies under protections established in the Affordable Care Ac...Read More
In Bastrop County, advocates have about $100 to get the word out to tens of thousands of Texans.
In a back room of the Smithville Public Library, Ginger Redden passes around a donation jar to the volunteers gathered around the conference table. They take tu...Read More
The Senate bill allows states a huge amount of leeway to get rid of insurance requirements.
The Senate Republicans’ health care plan would give governors virtually unchecked discretion over health insurance plans. In red states with governors hostile...Read More
From Rachel Pearson's "No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine," this excerpt is featured in our April issue.
We Were the Safety Net As a medical student in Galveston, Rachel Pearson learned as much in her work at St. Vincent’s, a student-run charity clinic, as in...Read More
Women in South Texas colonias are particularly vulnerable, public health advocates say.
Zika virus is headed for Texas. The question now: Will the state dedicate funds needed to keep the most susceptible Texans — South Texas Latinas — healthy?...Read More
Texans are better informed than ever when it comes to Obamacare, but many are still unable to afford coverage.
A new survey found that Texans are better informed than ever when it comes to Obamacare, but that high costs are still keeping many uninsured....Read More