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Unraveled — Book Examines the Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

Posted on · Josh Blackman, associate professor at Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law) initially considered himself the “Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern” of the Affordable Care Act. Like the largely incidental characters of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Blackman witnessed a lot of key moments in the saga over the passage, implementation and initial challenges to the federal […]

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What’s Most Important to Texans When it Comes to Healthcare?

Posted on · Dr. Tim Garson, Director of the Texas Medical Center’s Health Policy Institute recently initiated a Nielsen survey of Texans to learn about their attitudes towards healthcare. From all of the responses, he identified the top 12 most interesting findings — from the importance of quality in healthcare, to what people would be willing to give […]

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Want to See a Doctor Over Skype? New Rules Govern Telemedicine in Texas

Posted on · The Texas Medical Board recently implemented new rules on the use of telemedicine, which is the use of communication technology such as Skype to provide a medical diagnosis from a distance. In a press release the board announced it would “expand opportunities for patients to interact with their physicians beyond the traditional office visit and clarify […]