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

Texas Women's Health Program Won't Launch as Planned

Oct. 31, 2012: TribLive event with Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek
Oct. 31, 2012: TribLive event with Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek

Kyle Janek, executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, said Wednesday morning that the new state-led Women's Health Program would be ready to start on Nov. 1. But the program will not launch until court controversy is clarified or federal funds run out.

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.