With seven days left until the sine die, the last day for the regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers are poised to do nothing
AUSTIN, TX – Following nearly 7 hours of contentious testimony, the House Committee on State Affairs left pending an anti-sick leave bill by Senator Brandon Creighton
Yesenia Alvarado holds her daughter, Medicaid patient Melanie Almaraz, 2, while waiting to see Dr. Alberto Vasquez for treatment of a fever at Su Clinica
According to a report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, an estimated 835,000 Texas children went without health insurance in 2017, an increase
Rep. John Bucy (D-Austin) claimed “One in four Texas women of reproductive age are uninsured, totaling 1.5 million Texas women” while presenting his amendment to
Dennis Bonnen (center), then the presumptive House speaker, meets with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (right) and outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus at a Legislative Budget
In February of 2018, a federal lawsuit was filed in Texas, challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Texas v. Azar was filed
A federal safety net funds health care for uninsured Texans. Time is running short to negotiate its renewal.
Kristal Macaluso, a phlebotomist at Western Hills Clinic, reorganizes medical supplies at the clinic, part of MHMR of Tarrant County. Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune
AUSTIN TX – On Tuesday, the Texas House Committee on Insurance heard testimony on Medicaid expansion, the first formal committee hearing the policy received since
Picture credit: Cover Texas Now AUSTIN, TX – On March 4th, over 80 Texas residents convened in front of the Texas Capitol to demand lawmakers
The Senate Committee on State Affairs listens to testimony on SB 15 at a hearing at the State Capitol. Feb. 28, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas
(Pictured: Jane Nelson) One of the emergency items Governor Abbott laid out in his 2019 State of the State Address was mental health care, in
The Lone Star State ranks among the worst states for maternal mortality and low overall for women’s health. Since 2016, the state of Texas has seen a 9 percent increase in the rate of maternal deaths, with the current rate standing at 34.2 per 100,000 live births.
Late Friday, Dec. 14th, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Fort Worth ruled the “individual mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, effectively invalidating the landmark healthcare legislation.
We all know the saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Unfortunately, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Texas leads America in the number of uninsured Americans, and in particular, we have the most uninsured children in the United States.
They City of Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance was ruled as in violation of the Texas Constitution.
Column by Elizabeth Baker “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” Mahatma Gandhi. Thousands of
Texas women need legislators to invest in maternal health, and expand state health services, not protect insurance companies and private healthcare interests.
Instead of safeguarding the health of Texans, Jonathan Boos has ignored the proven benefits of vaccinations.
Health care for more Texans could bring more business to the state too. Politicians like Lozano vote against the Medicaid expansion however and continue to deny millions of Texans health insurance.