The state and federal government have inked a new deal for supplemental Medicaid funds, but what does it mean for rural hospitals?
Since 2013, at least 18 rural hospitals have closed across Texas, leaving behind health-care deserts in places already struggling with diabetes, stroke and ment...Read More
More than 345,000 Texans with epilepsy don’t qualify for the state’s limited new medical marijuana program.
‘Not Bad Enough’: The Families Left Behind by Texas’ Medical Marijuana Program More than 345,000 Texans with epilepsy don’t qualify for the stat...Read More
I work in a clinic where the vast majority of my patients are on government-funded health care and have never worked a day in their lives.
I used to believe that everyone deserved health care. Now, I work in a clinic where the vast majority of my patients are on government-funded health care. I hav...Read More
‘Pressure, Dissuasion, Coercion’: Trump Officials Repeatedly Intervened to Stop Teen Refugees’ Abortions
Government emails show that federal officials intervened to prevent abortions, forced teenage girls to call their parents and sent them to religiously affiliated “crisis pregnancy centers.”
In early March, a minor girl staying in a shelter for undocumented immigrants in Texas run by BCFS, a religiously affiliated nonprofit, convinced a judge to let...Read More
Amid pending litigation over anti-abortion laws, local clergy sang songs and prayed at Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth in Thursday.
During an hours-long Texas House debate this spring, far-right Representative Matt Schaefer pushed an amendment that would eliminate the fetal abnormality excep...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 ruling allowing Doe to get the abortion does not yet change the federal policy that initially blocked her procedure.
An undocumented teen in federal custody was able to get an abortion Wednesday morning after a monthlong legal battle against the Trump administration, which was...Read More
Once the shelter found out she wanted an abortion, staff “harangued” her about the decision, some even asking what she planned to name the baby, the attorney told the Observer.
Before she fled to the United States, Jane Doe, as she’s known in court filings, allegedly watched her parents beat her older sister, who had become pregnant ...Read More