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A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Nearly 300,000 Texans Get New Health Insurance

Fewer than 90,000 Texans bought health insurance in the new federally subsidized marketplace in the past month. But U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials say some 295,000 Texans have bought insurance on the marketplace since October.

03/11/2014

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Texas Adds More Health Law Navigator Training

Federally funded “navigators” who help Texans get health insurance under the federal health care overhaul must obtain more training.

01/21/2014

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The Texas Giant Reopens Nearly 2 Months After Tragedy

It was designed to provide a scare for fun, not scare someone to death. The Texas Giant roller coaster reopened at Six Flags in Arlington nearly two months after a woman was flung from it to her death.

09/14/2013

The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Months Before Six Flags Death Industry Oversight Questioned

The I-Team has learned there were questions about amusement ride safety, and how to monitor the industry, long before a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster on July 19.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

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CBS I-Team: Shot In Line Of Duty, Officer Claims City Is Taking Her Benefits

She was shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed. Now, that Fort Worth officer claims the city is trying to take away her benefits. But city leaders say says she’s double-dipping, taking more of your tax dollars than she needs to.

05/31/2013

A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texans Await Ruling On Federal Health Care Law

The federal government may have to implement a major provision of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in Texas since the state’s conservative leaders are steadfastly opposed to it. But one state agency has fulfilled parts of the law and said it’s prepared to move forward if the law is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/26/2012

CBS 11 Photojournalist Vince Bosquez was given a tour of damage in Lancaster the day after a tornado ripped through the city.

Adjusters: Insurance Companies Preventing Policy Payouts

Tuesday’s tornadoes steered clear of Kirk Dinkins’ home in Ridglea, but he can relate to the battle some homeowners may now weather with insurance companies. “When they get their insurance claim, they shouldn’t accept it.”

04/05/2012

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Family Fighting Insurance Company Over Kids’ Medicine

A North Texas family is in a very expensive fight with their insurance company over the medical needs of their children.
Right now, Ricky and Sharon Free are paying $1,400 a month out-of-pocket, but the medicine was fully covered just three months ago.

03/18/2011

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CBS 11 Investigates: Unusual Reason Insurance Claims Denied

Jessica Cummings says on her way into work one morning last May, she was shaken up. “I was shocked. I was so scared. I was crying.”

CBS 11–11/10/2010