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.
54 Trumpcare Protesters In Wheelchairs Arrested At U.S. CapitolU.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says 54 people, many in wheelchairs, were arrested Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda as the protested the health care bill being considered in the House.
Trump OKs Changes In GOP Health Care Bill, Winning SupportPresident Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers.
Senate Confirms Trump Pick To Head Medicare And MedicaidA divided Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Medicare and Medicaid agency, the $1 trillion organization overseeing health insurance programs for more than 130 million Americans.
House GOP Releases Bill Replacing Obama Health Care OverhaulHouse committees planned votes on the legislation Wednesday. That will launch perhaps the year's defining battle in Congress, and GOP success is by no means assured because of internal divisions.
16 Texans Charged in $60 Million Medicare Fraud SchemeA federal grand jury had indicted 16 Texans for their part in a healthcare fraud scheme. The indictment alleges that over four years, a company fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid for $60 million.
Judge Blocks Texas Cutting Medicaid To Planned ParenthoodAn injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state's Medicaid program.
President Trump Vows To Lower Drug PricesPresident Donald Trump says he wants to lower drug prices and bring pharmaceutical companies back to the United States.
Texas Blocked From Cutting Planned Parenthood FundsTexas was temporarily blocked Thursday from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.