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118,000 Texans Use Federal Website For Health Care

More than 118,500 Texans have used the federal health care web site to sign up for insurance. The federal Department of Health and Human Services released statistics Monday that show Texas ranked fourth in the nation.

01/13/2014

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Feds: Less Than 3,000 Texans Selected ACA Health Plans

Fewer than 3,000 Texans managed to enroll for health insurance last month on the problem-plagued federal online exchange that’s a centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

11/13/2013

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to the National Convention of the NAACP on July 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Feds Give $5.6M To 10 New Texas Health Centers

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has given $5.6 million in grants to 10 new health centers in Texas.

11/07/2013

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Report: Some Dietary Supplements Illegally Labeled

Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn

10/03/2012

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Study: New Medicaid Expansion Could Be A Lifesaver

Until now, the Medicaid debate has been about budgets and states’ rights. But a statistical study found a 6 percent drop in the adult death rate in three states that have recently expanded coverage for low-income residents along the general lines of the federal health care law.

07/25/2012

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Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Women’s Health Program

Filing a lawsuit claiming unconstitutional discrimination, Planned Parenthood is taking the State of Texas to court.

04/11/2012

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) speaks to her peers on January 21, 2009 at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Clarifies Comments on Texas Women’s Health Program

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has clarified her comments on the Texas Women’s Health Program.

03/23/2012