Democratic lawmakers say Texas’ new abortion ban compounds the many existing barriers to reproductive health care for the state’s poorest patients.
Reproductive health advocates warn the decision provides a “dangerous roadmap” for other states to defund the health care provider.
Texas has the most uninsured kids in the nation. But state lawmakers have made it especially difficult for kids to stay on Medicaid.
When a rural hospital dies, the community around it starts to follow suit.
The Heidi Group’s quick rise and fall is a cautionary tale of prioritizing politics over proven health providers.
Texans with Disabilities are Struggling to Find Health Care Attendants. Lawmakers Didn’t Do Much to Help.
Community attendants had their $8-per-hour base wage boosted by only 11 cents this session — significantly less than what the governor and state health department requested.
Health care advocates were optimistic that the Legislature would do something this year to address high, and rising, uninsured rates; high rates of maternal mortality; and the rural hospital closure crisis.
When Patrick is presented with collective problems, his response is inevitably to respond in terms of individual action.
Paxton is trying to frame a looming battle over federal family planning dollars as one over abortion and Planned Parenthood.
With high rates of fatal heart disease and stroke, limited access to care and sky-high uninsured rates, Texas gets a “D-” in a new “report card” comparing rural health care between states.