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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)

Sebelius Touts Community Healthcare Effort

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.

01/31/2014

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Health Care Site Put To The Test As Deadline Nears

The government’s revamped health care website was put to its biggest test yet as a record-breaking surge of Americans rushed to beat Tuesday’s extended deadline for signing up for coverage.

CBS 11–12/24/2013

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Many Immigrants Hesitate To Seek Health Insurance

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.

12/16/2013

(credit: Healthcare.gov)

14,000+ Texans Pick Insurance Exchange Plans

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.

12/11/2013

The entrance sign to BNSF railway corporate headquarters campus in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth’s BNSF Railway To Offer Health Care To Same-Sex Spouses

The nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.

12/04/2013

A nurse tends to a recovering patient at a hospital. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

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

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Quality Of Life Report: Nearly 1/3 Of Dallas Co. Kids Live In Poverty

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.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

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2 North Texas Urban League Offices At Center Of ACA Controversy

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/12/2013

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Site Offers Sugar Daddy To Offset Obamacare

A billboard is set to appear in Dallas that is sure to stir some controversy. The upcoming ad makes mention of Obamacare, but probably not in the way that many would expect.

11/12/2013

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Obama In Dallas To Thank ACA Volunteers

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act did not go as planned. But on Wednesday, President Barack Obama will be in Dallas to thank the volunteers who have been educating the uninsured.

11/06/2013

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

TX Sen. Cornyn Emphasizes Republican Unity After Budget Fight

Texas’ senior U.S. Senator John Cornyn emphasized Republican unity after a bruising fight within the party during the recent budget battle on Capitol Hill saying ‘Republicans are stronger when we are unified.’

10/23/2013

Parkland

Hundreds Turn To Parkland For Health Insurance Help

To help people apply and determine if they are eligible for coverage, Parkland’s certified application counselors are walking people through the process from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

10/23/2013

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