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Why — Or Why Not — Are Houstonians Signing Up for Healthcare Before the March 31 Deadline?

Posted on · We check in with Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel to discuss the impending March 31 deadline for uninsured Houstonians to sign up for health insurance. We discuss why some haven’t signed up, and whether they’re merely procrastinating, overwhelmed or confused by the process, or are intentionally choosing not to get insurance, accepting the […]

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Provisions of Abortion Law Mired in Courts

Posted on · On Monday a federal judge struck down a portion of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature back in July. The provisions were to take effect today. District Judge Lee Yeakel says the provision requiring a doctor to obtain hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of a clinic where they perform abortions violates doctors’ rights […]

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Health Exchanges Open – But Do They Work?

Posted on · We’re two days into the signup process for the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for uninsured to receive health insurance via exchanges. How’s it going so far here in Houston and along the Gulf Coast? We found out by speaking with Mario Castillo from Enroll America, an organization dedicated to help enroll uninsured Americans in health […]

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Welcome to Houston, newbie!

Posted on · If you feel like there are more people around the Bayou City these days – well, trust those feelings. The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade…and last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. […]