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Molly Ivins on Universal Health Care

Politicians have been debating and dancing around universal health care for 25 years.

Editor’s Note: This month, we’re reprinting some of our favorite Molly Ivins columns in celebration of her birth month and the upcoming wide release...Read More

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Life and Limb

Each diabetic amputation represents not just a personal tragedy, but a failure of the U.S. health-care system.

Inside the Rio Grande Valley’s amputation crisis. by Sophie Novack March 1, 2019  Daniel Zamora still remembers the smell. At first he didn’t realize any...Read More

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The 7 Most Pressing Issues Facing Rural Texas

In 2017, rural schools lost crucial funding, two hospitals closed and natural disasters wreaked havoc in what some regard as “flyover country.”

It’s been a tough year for rural Texas. In 2017, the 3.8 million Texans who live outside the state’s metro areas bore a bevy of hardships, including hospita...Read More

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Bordering on an Outbreak

Brownsville's battle against the Zika virus is compounded by poverty, a fluid border and funding woes.

Brownsville can’t afford a Zika outbreak, but it also can’t afford to prevent one. – by Sophie Novack @SophieNovack December 18, 2017 At the Mary ...Read More

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Quarantining Compassion

Texas Ebola policy may hamper efforts to fight the disease.

The Texas policy of subjecting returning doctors and nurses to unnecessary quarantines for Ebola may discourage them from going abroad in the first place....Read More

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