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Sunday, May 4th, 2014

In Texas, Obamacare enrollment spiked before deadline

Texas enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace more than doubled in the month leading up to the deadline, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

CTMC, Blue Cross wait for the other to blink in contract dispute

After negotiations stalled in the days before an April 6 midnight deadline, Central Texas Medical Center and three other Adventist Health System hospitals in Texas have left Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas’ provider network.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

CTMC offers community diabetes screenings

Central Texas Medical Center is offering blood draws to screen for diabetes risk in advance of its community CREATION HealthCheck on Monday, April 14.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Stoney LaRue booked for CTMC Hospice barbecue

Stoney LaRue, a rootsy Oklahoma Red Dirt musician hailing from small-town south Texas, is booked to perform at Hats Off For Hospice, the annual shindig benefiting CTMC Hospice.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Lamar Hankins: A silver lining in attacks on Affordable Care Act

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR HANKINS The legal cases filed against the Affordable Care Act requirements that health insurance include contraceptive coverage have opened, potentially, a Pandora’s Box. The Catholic order of nuns – Little...

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Animation: How the health insurance marketplace works

The online health insurance marketplace that the federal government launched on Oct. 1 offers dozens of health plans and tax credits. Some consumers have found the application process confusing and technically frustrating. This Tribune animation explains how the...

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

More Texans signing up for health plans but enrollment still tiny

By the end of November, 14,000 Texans had purchased coverage through healthcare.gov — the second-highest number in the U.S. but a statistically insignificant participation rate in a state with more than 26 million residents.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

CTMC surgeon performs 500th procedure with robot

A little more than 18 months after Central Texas Medical Center plunked down $2 million for a da Vinci robotic surgery system, more than 500 patients have undergone procedures employing the cutting-edge instrument.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

In Texas, uncertainty about health plan cancellation uproar

Many Texans in individual health care plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act have been spared cancellation notices. But for the Texans whose plans have been dropped, health care experts are encouraging them to proceed...

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Lamar Smith: Don’t fix Healthcare.gov, deep-six it

In this guest column, the veteran Central Texas congressman says hearings of the House’s Science Committee he chairs uncovered gaping security flaws in Healthcare.gov that expose users’ personal information to hackers. Smith writes, “It’s clear that not...

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