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Obamacare Enrollment Opens Amid Uncertain Climate for Law’s Future

Posted on · Open enrollment has begun for health insurance through the federal exchange developed via the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. But looming over the open enrollment period is uncertainty over the law’s future now that Republican Donald Trump has won the White House. We discuss many issues surrounding President Obama’s signature piece of legislation — from reports […]

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Obamacare Enrollment Amid Uncertainty and Honky Tonk Heaven: Wednesday’s Show (November 16, 2016)

Posted on · Open enrollment has begun for health insurance through the federal exchange developed via the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. But looming over the open enrollment period is uncertainty over the law’s future now that Republican Donald Trump has won the White House. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss many issues surrounding President Obama’s […]

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Are Children in Harris County In Better or Worse Health Than the Rest of Texas?

Posted on · The Episcopal Health Foundation compiled a county-level Children’s Health Snapshot to attempt to tell the story of some of our youngest residents in the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, including Harris County. Where possible, they re­ported each county’s child health indicators in comparison to rates for the state of Texas as a […]

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State Versus Local Authority: Wednesday’s show (February 25, 2015)

Posted on · Here in Texas, we’re familiar with disputes between our state and the federal government over a variety of issues, from voting laws to environmental regulation to same sex marriage and beyond. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes it clear that federal law “shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” In other words, this […]

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How the Next Legislature Could Affect Texas Healthcare

Posted on · A recent interim report from the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services outlined a number of legislative recommendations to address some of the state’s health care challenges. We learn about the findings in the report and look ahead to what lawmakers might consider during the upcoming 84th legislative session. We welcome your questions […]

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Health Care, Food Waste, Vision in Space, and Samurai Exhibit: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Posted on · A recent interim report from the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services outlined a number of legislative recommendations to address some of the state’s health care challenges. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the findings in the report and look ahead to what lawmakers might consider during the upcoming 84th […]