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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, 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.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Texas legislature convenes, facing hard choices

Expect a heated word or two over immigration legislation and border security, threats of major cuts to education and health and human services, and continuing struggles to keep up with the state’s transportation and criminal-justice concerns. Here’s...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Texas AG reacts to health care reform ruling

A federal court's ruling on Monday declaring parts of federal health care reform unconstitutional elicited plenty of reaction in Texas, which is part of a separate attempt to repeal the new law.

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Suehs: Texas must change, not abandon, Medicaid

Texas cannot walk away from Medicaid, and Gov. Rick Perry agrees, Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs said this afternoon, hours after releasing the agency’s long-awaited report on the feasibility of dropping out of the federal...

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

County offers free immunizations

The Hays County Personal Health Department (PHD) will offer free immunizations at both of its clinics the week of Aug. 10-14. The PHD is sponsoring special back-to-school immunization clinics to help students get ready for school.

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