Becca Aaronson News Apps Developer

Becca Aaronson develops news applications and works on special investigative projects for The Texas Tribune. As a native of Austin with a bachelor’s degree in cultural theory from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., Becca joined the Tribune in 2010 with a passion for building a new media model that promotes civic engagement. She was promoted in 2012 to cover health care for the Tribune, during which time she was nationally recognized for her coverage of women’s health and abortion politics. A founding member of the Tribune’s news apps team, Becca left the health care beat in 2014 to work on news apps full-time.

Recent Contributions

Medicaid Patient Shift Squeezes Home Care Providers

Maria Figueroa feeds Antonio Fuentes, 28, who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak. Figueroa has been Fuentes' health care provider for the past eight years.
Maria Figueroa feeds Antonio Fuentes, 28, who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak. Figueroa has been Fuentes' health care provider for the past eight years.

The abrupt exodus of thousands of South Texas Medicaid patients from one managed care health plan is putting financial strain on home health providers still adjusting to the state’s transition to Medicaid managed care.

Interactive: The Uninsured in Texas

Texas has more uninsured residents than any other state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This interactive shows demographics of the uninsured and how many people could be insured by 2014 if federal reform is implemented.

Legislator Wants to Reopen State Farm Investigation

Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, has raised concerns about handling of insurance claims related to Hurricane Ike.
Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, has raised concerns about handling of insurance claims related to Hurricane Ike.

UPDATED: Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman replied to a letter from a Texas legislator urging her to reopen an investigation of State Farm over its handling of homeowners' claims after Hurricane Ike, saying the department will continue to monitor the company.