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Karen Brooks Harper is an Austin-based freelance writer for the Texas Tribune.

Texas Hospitals Prepare To Pick Up The Tab For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients As Federal...

More than $3 billion in federal money has flowed to Texas health care providers in recent months to help pay for COVID-19...

Feds Restore Billions In Halted Payments To Texas Hospitals, But The Fight Over Uninsured...

Federal health officials on Friday restored $7 million a day in funding to Texas hospitals after stopping it six months ago over...

His Public Custody Battle Helped Ignite A Movement Against Transgender Health Care For Kids....

When some of the most powerful Republicans in Texas began targeting the transgender community in 2017, they found the notion — initially...

Omicron Pushes Texas ICUs To The Brink

The number of Texas intensive care unit beds available for adult patients is at an all-time low for the pandemic, with only...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double In Texas As Omicron Strains Staffing

The number of Texans hospitalized each day with COVID-19 continued to rise over the New Year’s holiday, according to state health numbers...

Texas Reports Its First Case Of The Omicron COVID-19 Variant

Texas has identified its first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant, a strain flagged as potentially more infectious than any that has...

Unvaccinated Texans Make Up Vast Majority Of COVID-19 Cases And Deaths This Year, New...

Out of nearly 29,000 Texans who have died from COVID-related illnesses since mid-January, only 8% of them were fully vaccinated against the...

COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids 5-11 Are Heading to Texas After FDA Gives Pfizer Shot...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on children ages 5-11, marking...

At Least One Major Texas Abortion Provider Resumes Procedure Lawmakers Tried to Prohibit, After...

At least one major abortion provider on Thursday resumed providing the procedure to patients who had been previously shut out by Texas'...

At Least 92 Texas Hospitals Were Out of ICU Beds Last Week, According to...

As the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spreads and sends unvaccinated Texans to the hospital with serious illness, hospitals are under...

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