Posted on · The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans Tuesday upheld nearly all of the provisions in a controversial law which could leave fewer than ten health clinics in Texas that provide abortions. The three judge panel upheld House Bill 2‘s requirements for such facilities to meet the standards of hospital-style surgical […]
Posted on · We continue our week-long series exploring "The State of Houston" with a conversation about Greater Houston's health and healthcare. We talk with News 88.7 Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel about the personal health of Houstonians and the affect the Affordable Care Act has had on the region.
Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring "The State of Houston" with a conversation about Greater Houston's health and healthcare. We talk with News 88.7 Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel. Then: Houston's climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons. So what should we — […]
Posted on · Houston Matters has launched a week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” — conversations about about key areas of interest in Greater Houston, from the economy, to healthcare, to transportation to the environment and to education. ECONOMY | HEALTH | TRANSPORTATION | ENVIRONMENT | EDUCATION Part 1: The State of Houston’s Economy (April 13, 2015)News […]
Posted on · More than one million Texans have signed up for a health plan this year through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The surge in enrollment comes just days before the deadline on Sunday. News 88.7 health and science reporter Carrie Feibel has been out in the city speaking to uninsured Houstonians trying to purchase coverage at […]
Posted on · Stephen Costello is an at-large member of the Houston City Council. He's also expected to make fully official his run for mayor later this month. And he's just recently been elected to chair a Houston-Galveston Area Council group tasked with developing and approving transportation plans for the HGAC's eight county region. In those capacities, and […]
Posted on · This year’s deadline for Texans wishing to sign up for health insurance through healthcare.govÂ is Feb. 15, just a few weeks away. It’s the second season of enrollment made available through the Affordable Care Act. During this second round, insurance brokers are taking a more proactive approach, marketing themselves more aggressively as a resource for […]
Posted on · This year’s deadline for Texans wishing to sign up for health insurance through healthcare.gov is Feb. 15, just a few weeks away. It’s the second season of enrollment made available through the Affordable Care Act. During this second round, insurance brokers are taking a more proactive approach, marketing themselves more aggressively as a resource for […]
Posted on · The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Friday in cases involving same-sex marriage bans in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Last February, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the Lone Star state's same sex marriage ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the […]
Posted on · Another enrollment period is nearly upon us in the health insurance marketplace, but will shifting political winds impact efforts to get more uninsured here in Houston to enroll? We talk it over with Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel.
Posted on · It’s an inevitable byproduct of suburban sprawl: the farther we spread out geographically into previously undeveloped areas of an ever-expanding Greater Houston region the more we’re likely to come into contact with — and encroach on — the natural environment that’s already there. The opposite is also true: suburban and rural populations will see wildlife […]
Posted on · We discuss Houstonians’ views on the Affordable Care Act, as indicated in the latest Houston Public Media/KHOU poll, released this week. Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel will join us to discuss that and other developments in health.
Posted on · Two former University of Houston students are suing the school claiming they were denied due process after being expelled following an investigation in connection with an alleged sexual assault on campus. In November 2011, Ryan McConnell's girlfriend Natalie Plummer recorded video of him cheating on her with another female student. Both McConnell and the other […]
Posted on · The first person to test positive for Ebola on U.S. soil remains at a Dallas hospital today. Health officials say the patient came to Texas from Liberia earlier this month. He sought care last Friday, and has been hospitalized in isolation since the weekend. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Houston Public […]
Posted on · Abortion rights supporters and opponents in Texas are awaiting a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ongoing legal battle over an abortion law Texas legislators passed last year. The law, as written, requires (among other provisions) that all clinics providing abortions in Texas meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. […]