Could A Co-Pay Curb Emergency Room Abuse?A U.S. Representative is weighing in on the idea of charging a co-pay to Medicaid patients who go to North Texas hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency reasons.
Non-Emergency Visits Costing North Texas Taxpayers MillionsA Consumer Justice investigation found millions of taxpayer dollars paying for Medicaid patients to use the emergency room for non-emergency medical attention.
Major Shift As Trump Opens Way For Medicaid Work RequirementThe Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients. And that's a major policy shift toward low-income people.
A Look At The Winners And Losers Of The Top U.S. RacesDemocrats swept Virginia and New Jersey's governor's races, incumbents came out on top in several big-city mayoral races and voters in Maine said they wanted to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Texas Defends New Anti-Abortion Measures In CourtThe latest trial centers only on a new law Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed in June that bans a second-trimester abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation.
Dallas Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In $375M Health Care ScamA Dallas woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her conviction in a $375 million Medicare and Medicaid scam involving some homeless people and bogus billing.
As Health Bill Teeters, Medicaid Recipients Watch NervouslyWith the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.
Dallas Doctor Sentenced To 35 Years For $375M Medical FraudA 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million.
Senate GOP Leaders Hope For Health Care Vote Next WeekRepublican leaders want to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week. But internal rifts over issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure's fate unclear.
Texas Spending Big On Border SecurityAs a budget shortfall in Texas threatens cuts to colleges and Medicaid, a costly border security operation is proving largely untouchable.
Texas House Votes To Restore Some Medicaid Therapy Funding The House has voted to restore some funding to a Texas Medicaid program providing therapy for disabled children, softening $350 in cuts that sparked uproar last session.
Texas Mulls Asking Drivers To Help It Clear Rape BacklogTexas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a novel approach that has been well received by cost-conscious Republican lawmakers and one that other states might consider.