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.
New Push To Keep Seniors In Home, Community-Based ProgramsThe federal government is pushing states to keep more low-income seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.
As Sign-Up Season Ends Many American Remain UninsuredMost uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.
Dallas Co. Woman Gets 4+ Years In Prison For Medicaid FraudA District Judge sentenced Brenda Ward to 57 months in a federal prison after she pled gulity to one count of health care fraud.
Crunch Time Again For Health Law; Tuesday Sign-Up DeadlineRising premiums and shaken faith among insurers have cast a cloud over sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law, and now it's crunch time again. Tuesday is the deadline for millions of uninsured to sign up in time for coverage to begin on January 1.
Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Blocked DollarsPlanned Parenthood is suing Texas over attempts to block Medicaid dollars, beginning another courtroom fight between the nation's largest abortion provider and a Republican controlled state.
TAPS Board Votes To Offer Bare Bones ServiceThe agency's board of directors met Friday to try to find a way to stay in business after losing critical state funding.
Texas Again Sues Over Federal Health Care LawAttorney General Ken Paxton has sued the Obama administration over a fee that its signature health law imposes on states via insurers operating under the Medicaid program.
Inspector General Officials Visit North Texas Planned Parenthood ClinicsTexas health investigators have visited several Planned Parenthood clinics in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, as Texas moves to halt Medicaid funding to the organization.
Planned Parenthood Vows To Fight After Texas Cuts-Off Medicaid FundingThe state's action is being celebrated by those in pro-life groups.
Texas Cuts Off Medicaid Funding To Planned ParenthoodTexas is cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue -- potentially triggering legal battles like the one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana.