Day after day, Adonias Arevalo tried to calm his parents’ nerves. Like many other immigrants, they worried personal information on their son’s application for government-subsidized health insurance could draw the attention of immigration authorities.
About 14,000 Texans enrolled for health insurance in October and November on the embattled federal online exchange, nearly five times more than successfully navigated the site during its rocky opening month.
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.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
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.
Can the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?
According to the Children’s Medical Center annual snapshot of local children’s health, “Beyond ABC: Assessing Children’s Health in Dallas County,” nearly a third of the children in Dallas County live in poverty.
Two North Texas offices of the Urban League of Greater Dallas are at the center of a national controversy. One person has already lost her job. She was let go after the release of what many are calling an embarrassing video.
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has given $5.6 million in grants to 10 new health centers in Texas.
On Wednesday, President Obama will meet with volunteers in Dallas who are helping people enroll in health insurance plans, even as the website problems persist.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Austin and San Antonio to promote the federal health care overhaul.
Governor Rick Perry said Friday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are to blame for the standoff in Washington that has led to a partial government shutdown.