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Texans Sign Up for Healthcare, A New Craft Beer Fest & Rhino Hunting: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · More than 118,000 Texans signed up for health insurance through the online marketplaces by the end of 2013; a new craft beer festival is coming to Houston; and in a closed door Dallas auction last weekend a man won a permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino in Namibia: It’s The Good, The Bad […]

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Health and Human Services Secy. Sebelius Visits Houston

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. We have details on the Secretary's visit, and on rules the Texas Department […]

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Health Exchanges Open – But Do They Work?

Posted on · We’re two days into the signup process for the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for uninsured to receive health insurance via exchanges. How’s it going so far here in Houston and along the Gulf Coast? We found out by speaking with Mario Castillo from Enroll America, an organization dedicated to help enroll uninsured Americans in health […]

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Statewide Look at the Affordable Care Act

Posted on · In our fourth installment of the Affordable Care Act implementation, as the October 1st enrollment time nears, Craig Cohen spoke with Texas’ Health and Human Services Director Marjorie Petty. He was also joined by KUHF”S Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel. Our previous installments: http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-c/2013/08/29/demystifying-the-affordable-care-act-for-houstonians http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-c/2013/09/05/the-affordable-care-act-for-those-houstonians-who-are-self-employed-and-unemployed http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-c/2013/09/12/navigating-health-care-options-for-the-affordable-care-act-in-houston

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013

Posted on · We’ve explored Houston’s diversity many times on this program. We’ve also examined how the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, in particular, has long had a reputation for being gay-friendly. Many Houstonians also point to one of our political leaders as a demonstration of how we’re ahead of the curve, as the only major city with a […]