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Full Show: What Happens In Houston If Obamacare Fails, And What Drives Local Auto Sales (Aug. 17, 2017)

Posted on · Will Obamacare indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, what affect could it have on Houston patients and the local healthcare industry? Houston Matters talks with two local healthcare experts. Plus: we examine what causes new auto sales in the region to rise and fall.

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President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey: Wednesday’s Show (May 10, 2017)

Posted on · The reactions to and implications of President Trump’s stunning firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey continue to unfold moment by moment. Comey was, of course, the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Trump advisers colluded with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election. This morning, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, on the […]

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Dismantling Affordable Care Act Hurts Some Constituencies More Than Others

Posted on · Congressman Gene Green of Houston says the House bill that dismantles much of the Affordable Care Act affects his constituency especially hard. Although it faces an uncertain future in the Senate, the current GOP plan would undo the mostly federally-funded Medicaid expansion, which provided coverage to about 11 million newly-eligible low-income Americans.

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Rep. Gene Green Criticizes GOP-Backed House Health Care Bill

Posted on · The U.S. House of Representatives last week (May 4, 2017) passed the latest iteration of the American Health Care Act, a bill designed to replace — or at least refine — elements of the Affordable Care Act, including a provision that critics say would undermine protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Houston area Democratic Congressman […]

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Congressman Gene Green, and Boards of Education: Monday’s Show (May 8, 2017)

Posted on · The U.S. House of Representatives last week (May 4, 2017) passed the latest iteration of the American Health Care Act, a bill designed to replace — or at least refine — elements of the Affordable Care Act, including a provision that critics say would undermine protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Houston area Democratic Congressman […]

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Rep. Ted Poe Discusses Leaving Freedom Caucus and Developments in Congress

Posted on · Congressman Ted Poe has had an eventful spring so far. The Republican representing the Second Congressional District of Texas, which covers many eastern and northern suburbs of Houston, announced his decision to leave the House Freedom Caucus after that group of more conservative representatives wouldn’t budge on a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Poe […]