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Full Show: What Happens In Houston If Obamacare Fails, And What Drives Local Auto Sales (Aug. 17, 2017)

Posted on · Will Obamacare indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, what affect could it have on Houston patients and the local healthcare industry? Houston Matters talks with two local healthcare experts. Plus: we examine what causes new auto sales in the region to rise and fall.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston World Series Of Dog Shows (July 19,2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Our political analysts discuss the latest on the Senate GOP healthcare bill. We pay a visit to the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. And the Indie rock group Run River North performs in studio.


Dismantling Affordable Care Act Hurts Some Constituencies More Than Others

Posted on · Congressman Gene Green of Houston says the House bill that dismantles much of the Affordable Care Act affects his constituency especially hard. Although it faces an uncertain future in the Senate, the current GOP plan would undo the mostly federally-funded Medicaid expansion, which provided coverage to about 11 million newly-eligible low-income Americans.

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Political Roundup: Trump Tax Returns and the GOP Healthcare Bill

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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Houston Healthcare Industry Weighs in on the Future of Obamacare

Posted on · In his press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), President Donald Trump said his administration is close to announcing plans for changing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Meanwhile, insiders within Houston’s sizable healthcare industry wonder what might happen and how it might affect them. When it comes to the future of Obamacare […]