Emergency SNAP Benefits In Texas Extended Through OctoberNearly $200 million in emergency SNAP funds for Texas residents will be provided for October as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Governor Abbott Announces Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For AugustGovernor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide $185 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of August.
Deadline Extended For Pandemic Food Benefits For Texas Families Affected By COVID-19 School ClosuresFamilies impacted by COVID-19 school closures now have until August 21 to apply for a one-time food benefit provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Texas To Give Nursing Homes Millions For Technology To Connect Residents With FamiliesNursing homes in Texas are set to receive millions to purchase technology to connect residents with their families as visitations continue to be restricted.
Federal Funding To Help Texans Impacted By Coronavirus Seek Crisis CounselingThe Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services.
Coronavirus In Texas: Emergency Rule Adopted To Put More Nurse Aides In Nursing HomesNursing facilities can hire people to provide nurse aide services without having to complete a full certification program in their first four months on the job.
Coronavirus in Texas: Off-Site Outpatient Dialysis Facilities To Treat People With COVID-19Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 that are also on dialysis can now receive treatment at a location separate from other dialysis patients to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.
Moves Made To Expand Texas Hospital Capacity During Coronavirus OutbreakGovernor Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain hospital licensing rules, while the Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopted an emergency rule to meet Texas’ need for additional hospital capacity.
Suicide Latest Incident At North Texas Mental Health HospitalThe CBS 11 I-Team learned about another tragic incident inside a North Texas hospital death at a mental health facility it has been investigating for years.
Head Of Texas Health Agency Resigns After Bungled ContractsOfficials discovered last month that staff members incorrectly scored five managed care contracts worth an estimated $600 million.
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.