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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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Nursing Home Loses Medicare/Medicaid License, Residents Forced To Move

A Dallas nursing home has lost its Medicare and Medicaid license and is being forced to move dozens of residents to new locations.

CBSDFW.COM–03/07/2014

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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President Obama To Thank Affordable Care Act Volunteers During Dallas Visit

Amid all of the controversy surrounding the troubled roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama will meet Wednesday with North Texas volunteers to thank them for helping to spread the word about the healthcare reform law.

CBS 11–11/04/2013

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Texas Receives $10M In Medicaid Fraud Settlement

The state attorney general’s office has recovered millions of dollars from a drug maker in a case of Medicaid fraud.

10/15/2013

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ACA Won’t Help Taxpayers Footing Bill For Uninsured

Dallas County spends $650 million a year on healthcare. That is taxpayer money to care for uninsured patients who go to Parkland Hospital. And taxpayers will still pay for that care — even when the Affordable Care Act takes effect.

CBSDFW.COM–10/02/2013

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The Government Shutdown’s Impact On DFW

The partial government shutdown affects a number of agencies and services here in DFW.

10/01/2013

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Another Mass Shooting Renews Mental Health Debate, Texas Near Bottom In Spending

Texas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

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