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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 to 2012 American Community Survey estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau late Wednesday.

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.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Live Oak Health extends hours, expands to Lockhart

Central Texas Medical Center’s Live Oak Health Partners opened a San Marcos after-hours and weekend clinic in March and will open a Lockhart specialty care office in April.

Monday, October 8th, 2012

New PET/CT tech at CTMC more sensitive, accurate

Central Texas Medical Center has secured access to an advanced PET/CT system that officials say is on par with technology used at MD Anderson Cancer Center and other elite medical operations.

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Updated: Texas won’t implement key elements of health reforms

Texas will not expand Medicaid or establish a health insurance exchange, two major tenets of the federal health reform that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month, Gov. Rick Perry said in an early morning announcement.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Komen grant funds Community Action cancer program

San Marcos-based Community Action Inc. of Central Texas has been awarded an $195,423 grant from the Austin affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Central Texas Medical Center CEO leaving job

Central Texas Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Gary L. Jepson is leaving that post after nine years, the San Marcos hospital announced this afternoon.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Freethought San Marcos: How ‘Sicko’ and ‘Sick For Profit’ get it right

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS I like Michael Moore, probably because he’s a fat white guy like me, but also because he’s found a way to make a good living telling us about...

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Seton bids for San Marcos indigent clinic

Herb Dyer of the Seton Family of Hospitals said he hopes to open an indigent health clinic in San Marcos within about a year. The Hays County Seton Hospital in Kyle is expected to open in the...

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