Pew Study Finds Texas Among States Missing Opportunity to Prevent Tooth Decay and Reduce Health Costs
By Editor on January 16, 2013
A majority of states, including Texas, are not doing enough to use a proven strategy for preventing tooth decay, unnecessarily driving up health care costs for families and taxpayers according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States.
By Editor on July 25, 2012
Thirteen states are moving to cut Medicaid by reducing benefits, paying health providers less or tightening eligibility, even as the federal government prepares to expand the insurance program for the poor to as many as 17 million more people.
Last Place Health Care Governor Won’t Implementing State Insurance Exchange or Expand Medicaid in Texas
By Editor on July 10, 2012
“If anyone was in doubt, we in Texas have no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicaid under Obamacare,” exclaimed a defiant Perry whose health insurance is paid by taxpayers.
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By Editor on July 3, 2012
A new Medicaid initiative will provide pregnant women at high risk of delivering premature infants with access to a 24-hour help line and other resources to increase their chances of carrying their babies full term, leading to healthier babies and lower costs for the state.
By Editor on July 2, 2012
The Supreme Court decision should not be seen as the end of the efforts by health care activists for a permanent fix of our broken healthcare system, according to the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, the National Nurses United.
By Editor on June 28, 2012
“The passage of health care reform marked a significant step towards better care for all Americans,” said Jesús Garza, interim executive director for the Seton Healthcare Family.
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By Editor on June 21, 2012
The Supreme Court is expected to rule within a week on some key constitutional challenges brought by states against the 2010 health care overhaul law. The decision will have sweeping ramifications for consumers, state officials, employers and health care providers, including hospitals and doctors.
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By Editor on March 29, 2012
Hundreds of Medicaid patients on multiple medications will soon be receiving special attention from their pharmacists to help improve their health and reduce treatment costs for the state.
By Editor on March 21, 2012
The Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee surprised no one today when he released a spending blueprint that would drastically reshape the Medicare and Medicaid programs for the elderly and poor in an attempt to rein in their soaring costs.
By Editor on March 14, 2012
Insurers and other industry representatives will get to fill as many as half the seats on the governing boards for state health insurance exchanges, under final rules for the marketplaces issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services. At least one seat must be reserved for a consumer representative.
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