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Doctors Unite for Healthcare Reform

Posted on · Doctors from every state and specialty are meeting in Houston for a forum that will shape the political agenda of America's largest physician organization. The gathering of the American Medical Association will include a national physician referendum on health reform legislation. Pat Hernandez spoke with the AMA's president-elect on the issue.

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Challenges in the Senate

Posted on · Between the healthcare debate — the national debt and economy and issues like cap and trade and the war in Afghanistan — there's a lot of focus on the U.S. government and its policy decisions. Senator John Cornyn is in Houston today and says there is more bipartisan work being done in Washington than many might imagine. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Local Push for National Health Reform

Posted on · Leading child advocacy groups in Texas join state lawmakers and other community leaders here in Houston to urge Congress to enact comprehensive health reform for children. They say the measure must be affordable, simple and seamless. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Town Hall ID Required

Posted on · Congressman Gene Green holds another health care reform town hall meeting tonight. He's held several already during the August recess that have drawn large and loud crowds. As Rod Rice reports, there will be a new wrinkle to this evenings event.

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Republican Lawmaker says Healthcare Reform Being Rushed

Posted on · Congress is facing a deadline to pass health care reform by its August recess. Republicans are mounting an effort to keep that from happening. Woodlands Congressman Kevin Brady says the measure would close hospitals, cut jobs and take medical decisions out of the hands of patients and doctors. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Healthcare Townhall in Houston

Posted on · Three top Republican senators spent the day in Houston discussing the hot button topic of healthcare reform. A townhall meeting in the Texas Medical Center drew a couple hundred people from the medical community to weigh in on the subject. Laurie Johnson reports.