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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.

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.

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...

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.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Millions in rebates doled out to insured Texans

As if perfectly cued to election season, multimillion-dollar rebates are being doled out across America by insurance companies thanks to a new rule in the federal Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Williams, Riddle vie for votes in CD-25 GOP runoff

After the May 29 primary, Roger Williams and Wes Riddle emerged from a field of a dozen Republican candidates running for Texas' 25th Congressional District with a combined total of less than 40 percent of the vote.

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