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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Few Texans have found health coverage through Obamacare

Fewer than 3,000 Texans successfully found private health insurance during the first month of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period to purchase a health plan through an online federal marketplace, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Report: Obamacare to raise premiums in Texas

The Affordable Care Act will increase the average cost of insurance premiums, making health care less affordable for those Texans on whom the system financially depends, according to a report from a conservative think tank.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Father, son surgeons team up at Seton Hays

In August, Dr. Mark Dammert, a Hays County ear, nose and throat specialist, needed another surgeon to join him on a case at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle. Like the smart son that he is, he...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Texas again has highest uninsured rate in nation

In addition to having the highest rate of people without health insurance in the nation, Texas also has the largest number of children without health insurance and the highest rate of poor adults without health insurance, according...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Hays County re-ups with health insurer Humana

Louisville, Ky.-based Humana has been selected over seven other insurers to provide medical and dental coverage for Hays County's 755 employees in 2014.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Biosecurity leader to head A&M Health Science Center

After helping to landing a high-profile federal contract as Texas A&M University System’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Brett Giroir is being named interim executive vice president for the Texas A&M Health Science Center, officials announced on...

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Seton, partners to break ground on rehab hospital

Seton Medical Center Hays and a Pennsylvania-based health care company expect to start construction this summer on a 40-bed rehabilitation hospital in Kyle’s ever-growing medical district.

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Occupy movement, socialists helped stoke abortion furor

Minutes before midnight in the Texas Capitol on Tuesday, thousands of protesters stopped a restrictive abortion bill in its tracks by yelling at the top of their lungs.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Perry calls second special session to pass abortion bill

Hours after Democrats won a rare victory by blocking a restrictive abortion bill, Republican Gov. Rick Perry has called a second special session to take up the issue again.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Updated: Did abortion bill pass? Depends on who you ask

Texas Democrats, far outnumbered by Republicans in both the House and the Senate, are nonetheless on the verge of killing one of the most restrictive abortion proposals in the nation — at least for now.

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