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.
Texas House Ethics Chair Probes Anti-Abortion Group ContractThe head of the Texas House ethics committee says she wants answers about an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics.
Get By Without Planned Parenthood? One Texas Effort StumblesIn pushing a replacement for the ACA that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women that other clinics will step up to provide their low-cost breast exams, contraception and cancer screenings.
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.
Dispute Over Security Clearances For Refugees Could Jeopardize State ProgramOn September 9, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent agencies a letter explaining that federal money estimated at $30 million, provided for newly arrived refugees under the Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Program may be in jeopardy.
Abbott Selects Longtime Aide To Lead Texas Health CommissionGov. Greg Abbott has selected one his longtime aides to take over the state's massive health agency.
Texas Health Official Out After Study On Planned ParenthoodA top Texas health official is stepping down after co-authoring a study about Planned Parenthood that triggered strong backlash from Republican leaders.
Texas Files Suit To Block Syrian Refugees From Being Relocated To DallasThe suit contends the U.S. government has prevented Texas from receiving vital information to assess the security risk posed by the refugees in advance of their arrival.
Texas Files Suit Against Federal Government Over Syrian Refugee PlacementAttorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) against the federal government to halt the relocation of refugees from Syria in the state.
Texas Orders Its Volunteer Groups To Stop Resettling SyriansTexas has instructed volunteer organizations that settle international refugees statewide to immediately stop helping Syrians — even though it may not have the authority to do so.