Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 24 2021 - 8:33pm
"Texas House votes down budget amendment aimed at giving health coverage to more uninsured Texans" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2018 - 7:34pm
San Antonio's public hearing on a proposal to mandate paid sick leave drew an overflow crowd to City Hall Chambers Aug. 8, with former Mayor Julian Castro leading off more than 100 speakers in favor of the measure. The San Antonio Express-News reported that 20 people spoke against the proposal.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Dec 19 2017 - 12:47pm
By Melissa McChesney, Center for Public Policy Priorities The open enrollment period for health insurance is extended to December 31, 2017 for Texans who live in a disaster-affected area, or did when Hurricane Harvey hit. That extends the deadlien by two weeks from the regular open enrollment period for health insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace that ended Friday December 15.
Written by Justice Garza on Oct 31 2017 - 11:59am
New research collected by Salud America! has found promising community solutions to gaps in Latino education, health and income. The study, “Building for Latino Families,” was conducted by Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. Read her full article: https://salud-america.org/building-support-for-latino-families-research/
Written by Joseph Tucker on Aug 21 2017 - 5:21pm
By Joseph Tucker Increased raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Border Patrol agents are frightening women away from the only reproductive health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a reproductive rights advocate.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 6 2016 - 4:53pm
The Texas Tribune is pleased to present, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a three-part conversation series on where the state is headed on health care. The conversation will begin on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 12 p.m.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 1 2016 - 10:37pm
The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a series of events focusing on the issues at play in the run-up to the 85th Legislature — and what they mean for one of the state’s largest and fastest-growing cities and its surrounding communities.
Written by Cary Clack on Feb 7 2016 - 1:12pm
Barack Obama is a citizen born and raised in the United States of America. It says so much about our nation, good and bad, that he now enters the last year of his presidency, yet 1 in 5 of his fellow Americans don’t believe the preceding sentence. At noon, on Jan. 20, 2017, a hand will be placed on a treasured Bible of personal or historic significance and the 45th president of the United States will be sworn in. He or she will assume our nation’s highest elected berth without any suspicions as to place of birth.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 11 2015 - 6:17pm
Almost 970,000 Texans signed up for health plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace of the Affordable Care Act, and 86 percent of them received tax credits to reduce their monthly premiums, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Feb. 5, 2015. Insurance policies purchased by people with lower incomes also have lower deductibles and lower caps on out-of-pocket spending. Without insurance, a serious illness or accident can leave a person with a very large debt to pay back over many years or, even worse, bankruptcy. 
Written by gsbaird on Jun 18 2014 - 9:26am
Last month, our news media reported that at least 40 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces had died while waiting for health care at the Phoenix, Arizona Veterans Health Administration facilities. An audit released last week showed that more than 57,000 veterans have had to wait at least three months for initial appointments.