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 Texas Tribune on Apr 23 2019 - 4:54pm
By Elizabeth Byrne, The Texas Tribune | April 22, 2019
Written by Guest (not verified) on Feb 26 2018 - 9:31am
By Tim Hernandez House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-San Antonio) and Ann Beeson, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, to critique the new tax bill and discuss its effects on people. During a town hall meeting at San Antonio’s Central Library, the three answered questions about the tax bill from moderator Francine Sanders Romero, Ph.D., Associate Dean in College of Public Policy, UTSA. (scroll down to watch complete video of the event)
Written by gsbaird on Feb 17 2017 - 2:22pm
No one questions the need to improve upon the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 18 2017 - 2:44pm
by Marissa Evans, The Texas Tribune Jan. 17, 2017   Lawyers for Planned Parenthood argued in federal court on Tuesday there could be devastating consequences for low-income Texas men and women if the reproductive health provider is kicked out of Medicaid.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 9 2013 - 5:45pm
I was contacted through Facebook by a woman in Galveston County with a health care issue. She is 63 years old and her only source of income is her monthly $988 Social Security check. She has been in excellent health and, except for work-required physicals, had not seen a doctor in 20 years ... until she broke her ankle. She received treatment from a nearby emergency room where the doctor put a temporary splint on the ankle and referred her to an orthopedist. The orthopedist looked at her X-rays and said she had to have surgery which would cost at least $10,000.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Jan 4 2013 - 11:45am
As federal lawmakers begin serious work on our nation's finances, our elected officials must consider the negative impact spending cuts and reforms to the Medicare program will have on patients. Those of us who fight every day against leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers are watching and worrying for good reason. Cuts to Medicare will reduce access to healthcare providers and affordable quality medicines for the millions of Americans who rely on this critical program.
Written by gsbaird on Apr 25 2011 - 12:49pm
In a CNN interview on April 13, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, criticized President Barack Obama's deficit reduction recommendations and praised those of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin.Hensarling's claim that a system of private insurers for Medicare would be more efficient than the current single-payer system was particularly outrageous because I'm quite sure that he knows he's not telling the truth.