Year in Review: Health and Human Services

Scandals, public policy shifts and legal battles rocked the Texas health care world in 2012.

Some of the biggest changes in Texas health care resulted from decisions that lawmakers made in the 2011 legislative session, such as the expansion of Medicaid managed care across the state and the drastic cuts to family planning funding.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that the Affordable Care Act should remain law cleared the path for a slew of policy changes that will dramatically shift the landscape of Texas health care in the coming years.

Pervasive Medicaid fraud — particularly in orthodontic ...

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