Posted on · The Zika virus presents a lot of complications for public health officials, but according to a new study, one of the biggest problems is a knowledge gap.
Posted on · Several weeks ago, a federal court ruled Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the voting power of minorities when it drew up congressional districts in 2011; last week the same court ruled the Texas House maps also were drawn with the intent to discriminate.
Posted on · Mosquito season is upon us, and Texas still isn’t out of the woods when it comes to Zika.
Posted on · A mumps outbreak in Texas has reached a 20-year high. Public health officials have identified 221 cases of the highly contagious disease so far this year, and it’s not because vaccination rates are dipping in Texas.
Posted on · A statewide task force ran into some issues getting good information last year when it was asked to write a report on why so many women in Texas were dying during pregnancy or shortly after.
Posted on · Unlike most things, health care is not a service with a visible price tag, and trying to find out how much health care costs in Texas can be difficult.
Posted on · After the failure of the GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, there’s a new political landscape, and states across the country with Republican-led legislatures are weighing their options when it comes to Medicaid expansion.
Posted on · More than 1.2 million Texans are signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace.
Posted on · Advocates on both sides of the aisle say the GOP health care bill will be bad for Texas because it will lead to more people without coverage and punish the state because it did not expand Medicaid.
Posted on · A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas health officials cannot kick Planned Parenthood out of the state's Medicaid program.
Posted on · Texas lawmakers are still referencing a highly edited undercover video from 2015 purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal tissue.
Posted on · Amid some uncertainty and confusion regarding the country's refugee resettlement program, the federal agency in charge of helping refugees resettle has designated a group of nonprofits that will take over services previously carried out by the State of Texas.
Posted on · Last week some prominent Republicans said Texas should get rid of straight-ticket voting. Texas is one of only 10 states in the U.S. that allow a person to vote once for one political party straight down the ballot.
Posted on · With talk of Republicans in Congress repealing the health care law in the coming months, this could be the last time the health insurance marketplace, created under the Affordable Care Act, can offer Texans insurance.
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is denying the State of Texas' appeal in case over the state's voter ID law.