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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Concerns Over Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccines, And Health Care Cost Transparency (Sep. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Show: Why a leading expert is concerned about fast-tracking a COVID-19 vaccine, why health care costs are so hard to pin down, why some Texans lost power after Hurricane Laura, and previewing the Texans season.

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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and Texas Horror Films (Oct. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We preview open enrollment for health care plans in Texas. Our experts break down the latest political stories. Local film critic Dustin Chase discusses Texas movies. And author Joe R. Lansdale tells us about his writing.

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Texas Court Battle Over Outpatient Therapy Funding Leaves Providers in Limbo

Posted on · A court battle in Texas over Medicaid cuts for therapists providing outpatient services primarily for disabled and elderly Texans is leaving those therapists’ practices up in the air. As of this moment, the Texas Supreme Court has restored a lower court's injunction halting cuts passed by the Texas legislature last session, which could have a […]

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Will Medicaid Cuts Force Some Agencies to Cuts Services?

Posted on · Last session, state lawmakers cut millions in Medicaid funding to home health agencies and outpatient clinics providing what are known as acute care therapy programs, like physical and speech therapy. The reason? To match payments in other states and through private insurers. Therapy providers, however, believe the cuts (reports estimate anywhere from $200-350 million, perhaps […]

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HISD Enrollment Caps and Historic Preservation: Monday’s Show (August 17, 2015)

Posted on · The first day of school for Houston Independent School District students is just a week away. Yet, some parents with elementary-age children in the district are confronting some uncertainty as to where their child will be going for the rest of the school year. That's because HISD is cracking down on class sizes in K-4 […]