Posted on · Texas has the highest rate of uninsured kids in the nation. And advocates say it’s only going to get worse as the state continues to check whether people are still eligible for Medicaid.
Posted on · The Houston-based hospital system said it is closing its Centers for Children and Women because it “identified an opportunity to create a different paradigm and care model" for the benefit of Texas Children's Health Plan members as well as its other patients.
Posted on · Whistleblowers who say they work in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission are alleging some of the more than 900,000 people kicked off Medicaid were because of departmental mismanagement.
Posted on · A law Congress passed last year is allowing states to cut their Medicaid eligibility for the first time since the pandemic began three years ago. Texas is on course to slash its enrollment caseload by roughly 20%.
Posted on · The Biden Administration is planning to expand healthcare coverage for DACA recipients by the end of the month.
Posted on · A health economist explains why the change is happening now and what qualified Medicaid recipients should do about it.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Part of the Medicaid enrollment process that was instigated because of the COVID-19 pandemic is ending soon. We learn how it might affect the uninsured in Texas.
Posted on · The money, if authorized by county commissioners, will go toward increased access to contraception and screenings at clinics managed by Harris County Public Health.
Posted on · Experts weigh in on health care in the U.S. and what solutions could help solve some of the issues.
Posted on · On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.
Posted on · A new report from Texas A&M and the Episcopal Health Foundation shows an increase of 1.6 million Texans joining Medicaid since the beginning of the pandemic.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A new series on Netflix examines The Texas Killing Fields, a string of unsolved murders along a stretch of I-45. Then, we discuss the week in politics. And food writers talk about their favorite places for soup in the city.
Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of Texans who are intellectually and developmentally disabled have applied for home and community-based therapies under the Medicaid Waivers program.
Posted on · Low voter turnout in the critical Republican primary election means the state ends up electing extremely conservative statewide office holders who don't represent the majority of Texans.
Posted on · An emergency pandemic policy under the Trump and Biden administrations has led to more people covered by Medicaid in Texas, a state that has long refused to expand coverage. But it's unclear how long those protections will last.