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Feds Withhold $75M In Medicaid Funding From Texas

Federal regulators say they’re denying Texas $75 million in funding for a new health care program because the state violated program rules by allowing private hospitals to receive federal dollars.

10/08/2014

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Report: CPS System Failed In Plano 2-Year-Old’s Case

In her short life, two-year-old Grace Ford received the attention of state Child Protective Services (CPS) four times. By the fifth time, she was dead. Now, a new report says a CPS computer system failed.

CBS 11–04/29/2014

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2nd Suit Filed Challenging Texas’ New Abortion Law

An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas’ tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don’t impose an undue burden on women’s health.

04/02/2014

Texas Senate Chair Calls For Changes To Health Budget

A top Texas senator says the state must change how it pays for health and human services.

01/30/2013

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Planned Parenthood Asks Judge To Block Law

Planned Parenthood is asking a judge to stop Texas from banning the group from providing state-funded health services to poor women.

01/11/2013

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State Says Needs Of New Women’s Health Program Can Be Met

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has signed up more than enough doctors to treat the poor women who depended on Planned Parenthood for family planning services and check-ups.

01/07/2013

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Judge Rules Against Texas In Women’s Care Dispute

Texas’ request to force the U.S. Health and Human Services to continue funding its Women’s Health Program was denied Friday, as a judge sided with federal authorities who say the state’s exclusion of Planned Parenthood violates HHS guidelines.

12/21/2012

Texas Child Welfare Head Named Amid Probe

A senior state district judge has been named the new head of the Texas child welfare agency.

11/14/2012

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Planned Parenthood Awaits Texas Funding Cutoff

In the ongoing battle over whether Texas’ Women’s Health Care patients can access care through Planned Parenthood providers—the latest round goes to the state. But, the legal challenges are far from over.

08/22/2012

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Ronald Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Abbott Wants Perry Removed As Defendant In Lawsuit

A disabled Dallas man is one of six plaintiffs who named Gov. Rick Perry in a federal lawsuit claiming the state violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when they were each “unnecessarily institutionalized” in nursing homes.

09/12/2011