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Texas Senate OKs Budget, But Long Way To Abbott’s Desk Ahead

With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.

04/14/2015

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Texas Health Commissioner Still On Job After Scathing Report

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.

03/30/2015

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Texas Republicans Want Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid

03/02/2015

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Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?

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.

01/01/2015

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Medicaid To Pay For Baby’s Transplant Evaluation After CBS 11 Story

Medicaid now says it will now pay for the transplant evaluation for a 4-month-old in desperate need of a new liver.

CBS 11–10/29/2014

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Family Fights Medicaid To Cover Surgery For 4-Month-Old

Chasity McVay tries to document the littlest details of her daughter’s life. She said, “I try to document funny little things, so I don’t forget.” McVay isn’t sure how much time her child has left.

CBS 11–10/28/2014

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Feds Withhold $75M In Medicaid Funding From Texas

Federal regulators say they’re denying Texas $75 million in funding for a new health care program because the state violated program rules by allowing private hospitals to receive federal dollars.

10/08/2014

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Texas Medicaid Load Rising Without Expansion

Officials estimate the Texas Medicaid caseload could soon increase by more than 600,000 cases, despite the state’s decision not to expand the program under new federal health care law.

08/15/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Mull Alternatives To Medicaid Expansion

A legislative committee is examining market-based alternatives to providing low-income Texans with health care since the state has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

08/14/2014

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Federal Audit Blames Texas Agency For Dental Bills

A federal audit says a Texas state agency is responsible for hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars potentially misspent on unnecessary dental and orthodontic procedures.

08/12/2014

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Texas Health Care Enrollment Exceeds Forecast

More than 733,000 Texans have registered for health insurance through the federal marketplace, far exceeding earlier projections for the state.

05/02/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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