By ALEX WUKMAN Millions of dollars in cancer-fighting grants are on the line when voters head to the polls in a few weeks. Amongst the
Texas healthcare providers are getting a bump in their Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement rates. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will receive $11.6 billion over the
By ALEX WUKMAN North Texas is in the throes of a “behavioral health crisis,” according to local health care professionals. Since December 2017, the closure
Texas continues to struggle to provide healthcare access to its population. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of uninsured Texas
Texas ranks dead last when it comes to healthcare costs and access. The state leads the nation in the number of uninsured. About 5 million
The ongoing lawsuit against the city of Dallas’ paid sick leave has attracted amicus briefs from some high-level supporters, amongst them are the state of
About 19 percent of Texas’ under-65 population is uninsured and 32 percent of the state’s 19-34 year-olds lack health insurance
Texans are dying from cervical cancer at unnecessarily high rates as the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature continues to block legislation calling for mandatory
Paid sick leave goes into effect for Dallas workers, but Attorney General Ken Paxton vows to challenge city law in the courts
For many Texas workers, when illness or a family emergency strikes, there is little recourse to take time off if they want to stay employed.
This year, Texas legislators passed a bill to protect patients from surprise medical billing; however, implementation of the law, which is set to go into
For Texans living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), there are few options for state sponsored long-term care. And with the state funneling money into
Statewide hospital compliance hurts all over: Medicaid recipients get bruised by safety deficiencies
The typical hospital is envisioned as a place where sick people get better. But the 751 hospitals penalized by the federal government last year speak
The groundbreaking for a new psychiatric hospital located in Harris County this week shows signs the state is moving in a forward direction when it
Protections for pre-existing conditions could be lost under a current lawsuit and the 86th legislative session failed to do anything to help protect some of
Vaccinations take a hit in filing but nothing gets much further than that with trouble brewing. Background: During the 86th session the growing rate of
Texas vaccine exemption rates have reached an all-time high. Did Texas make it too easy for parents to opt out?
As measles cases hit a 25-year high in the United States, Texas medical experts fear the state could see the next outbreak of a vaccine-preventable
Women’s health for the most part received little support in Texas’ 86th Legislative Session. At a time when 1-4 Texas women are uninsured, rural obstetrics
Texas has more than 200 freestanding ERs. Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient confusion and price gouging.
BY ELIZABETH BYRNE JUNE 3, 2019 Ten years ago, Texas became the first state to allow licenses for independent freestanding emergency rooms. Since then, just over 200
Surprise medical bills and steep price hikes on pharmaceutical drugs could be a thing of the past as the 86th session of the Texas Legislature
State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, on the House floor on Tuesday. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune The story has been updated: 12AM Wednesday, May 22 A