Texas Lawmakers Working To Reverse Medicaid Budget CutsThere may be help on the way for tens of thousands of disabled Texas children on the verge of losing much needed therapy to budget cuts.
Trump Nominates Pence Ally To Oversee Health ProgramsSeema Verma, the architect of Mike Pence's Medicaid expansion in Indiana, is expected to play a key role in determining how Republicans replace President Obama's healthcare law.
First Zika Case Transmitted By Mosquito In Texas ConfirmedThe Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday the patient is a resident of Cameron County, located on the border the state shares with Mexico.
Parents Worry Changes To State Program Will Put Medically-Fragile Kids At RiskKeegan Harrison has more health challenges at 9 years old than most adults ever have: Because of his genetic immune disorder, he's had kidney and intestinal failure, 11 strokes, and he's recently been diagnosed with dementia.
As Medicaid Loses Stigma, Its Fate Rides On Stormy ElectionMedicaid has long been the stepchild of government health care programs. Now it's finally coming into its own, even as the 2016 presidential election could change its fate.
Texas Medicaid Eases Access To Free Mosquito RepellentTexas is no longer requiring pregnant women on Medicaid to get a prescription before receiving free mosquito repellent amid worries over Zika.
Medicaid Estimate Renews Cost Concerns Over 'Obamacare'A government report says the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected. That's raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Texas Medicaid To Cover Mosquito Repellent Amid Zika FearsState health officials say Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for pregnant women amid concerns over the Zika virus.
Parkland's Budget Crunch: The Pocketbook Cost Of Texas PoliticsDallas County’s healthcare safety net is now looking to make up a roughly $100 million budget shortfall—while some local leaders blame Texas politics for a stalemate that leaves both poor patients and taxpayers on the hook.
Texas Court Allows $350 Million In Medicaid Therapy CutsAn appeals court in Texas on Thursday allowed the state to proceed with cutting $350 million from a Medicaid program that provides therapy for disabled children. Opponents said that they will now ask federal regulators to intervene.
Medicare's 'Innovation Center' Rebalancing Quality And CostThey work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.
Rockwall Doctor Convicted Of Home Healthcare FraudA jury convicted a Rockwall doctor of fraud for allegedly "selling his signature" to process false Medicare and Medicaid claims in what investigators called the biggest home healthcare fraud case in the history of both programs.