Posted on Although Medicaid funding is rarely used for abortions, several Republican-led states have tried to prevent Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving Medicaid payments.
Posted on Houston’s oldest hospital must submit a corrective action plan to avoid losing Medicare and Medicaid payments
Posted on The organization says the payments could stop as soon as December 8.
Posted on Houston’s only downtown hospital will ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to continue reimbursements beyond a Dec. 3 threatened cut-off. The hospital is finalizing a “system improvement plan” after a series of failed federal inspections and the Aug. 27 shooting of an unarmed, combative patient.
Posted on Supporters of more Medicaid in Texas are increasingly arguing for the financial benefits
Posted on The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, visited Houston as part of a tour of Texas cities. Burwell urged people to shop for health coverage on the federal insurance marketplace, which opens for business Nov. 1. Burwell toured a Harris Health safety-net clinic in Alief, and tried to reassure people who still […]
Posted on Officials with Planned Parenthood are speaking out, after state investigators visited five clinics around the state. It comes as Texas tries to bar Planned Parenthood from getting Medicaid funds.
Posted on Dr. Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, says the Affordable Care Act didn’t go far enough. He says only “Medicare for all” will cover everyone and stop medical bankruptcies.
Posted on The decision is related to a series of undercover sting videos released by an anti-abortion group.
Posted on The resulting “score” rates your balance from one to ten.
Posted on Rice University healthcare economist Vivian Ho attributes a slight uptick in the number of Texans who get their health insurance through their jobs to the Affordable Care Act.
Posted on Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, will step down next summer. He led Houston’s largest healthcare system since 2002.
Posted on The little-known parasite is a huge problem across Latin America.
Posted on The CDC has designated 55 hospitals nationwide as future “Ebola treatment centers.”
Posted on Harris County’s publicly-funded hospital and clinic system, which includes Ben Taub, is restricting the number of people who qualify for free healthcare. The new eligibility rules will affect almost 20,000 uninsured patients.