Affordable Care Act
The federal government is targeting Dallas and Houston among 25 large metro areas nationwide to push health care signups before the end of the open enrollment period.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits Dallas on Friday to promote community-based efforts to sign Texans up for health insurance.
Federally funded “navigators” who help Texans get health insurance under the federal health care overhaul must obtain more training.
Gov. Rick Perry said that the nation’s new health care law has dampened the optimism that he normally feels with the new year. Texas has the highest rate of uninsured Americans.
Only 14,000 residents of Texas have successfully enrolled so far. Texas has approximately six million uninsured legal residents.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
Counselors helping people use the federal government’s online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday on its effort to get the troubled HealthCare.gov website up to snuff.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
In its second hidden camera video, a conservative watchdog group went to Fort Worth, Houston, and Luling. The new video again appears to show employees advising people to lie about their income — to obtain cheaper premiums.
The video appears to show employees from the Urban League of Greater Dallas encouraging applicants for the federal government’s insurance exchanges to lie about their health habits and their income to get cheaper coverage.