Health and Human Services
A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state report about Texas’ health commissioner, who responded by giving no indication he would resign.
The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president’s health care law and Texas is helping lead the way.
The White House’s signature health care law is loathed by Texas’ political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell made another trip to Texas on Monday to encourage residents to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, while those helping to get people signed up said they are seeing a steady number of inquiries.
The U.S. government is closing emergency shelters at military base shelters in Texas, Oklahoma and California being used to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says political opposition in Texas to the federal health care overhaul hasn’t helped the state’s underperforming sign-up numbers.
Fewer than 90,000 Texans bought health insurance in the new federally subsidized marketplace in the past month. But U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials say some 295,000 Texans have bought insurance on the marketplace since October.
Kathleen Sebelius said Friday she would make sure taxpayers got their money’s worth from the private companies contracted to build HealthCare.gov.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Austin and San Antonio to promote the federal health care overhaul.
Texas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.
Health and Human Services Secretary says Obama administration is open to negotiate health care plan for Texans.
A senate committee has heard testimony on a bill that would tighten rules for doctors prescribing abortion pills.