Texas Health and Human Services Commission
A state contracting scandal that has cost top Texas health officials their jobs and dealt new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott an early test was enabled by a lack of ethics and accountability, a state audit concluded Thursday.
State officials say $110 million in no-bid health contracts that are now the focus of a criminal investigation bypassed two routine oversight boards for deals of that size.
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.
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.
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.
A top Texas senator says the state must change how it pays for health and human services.
Planned Parenthood is asking a judge to stop Texas from banning the group from providing state-funded health services to poor women.
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.
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.
A senior state district judge has been named the new head of the Texas child welfare agency.
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.
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.