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Affordable Care Act

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Report: Texans need expanded Medicaid

Expanding Medicaid is a "smart, affordable and fair" decision for Texas, according to a report issued by Billy Hamilton, a non-partisan consultant commissioned by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and Texas Impact, a statewide interfaith network.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Verbatim: Local reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding healthcare law

Statements from LAMAR SMITH, LLOYD DOGGETT, SUSAN NARVAIZ, JASON ISAAC and SAM HUENERGARDT.

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