During a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama called on Gov. Rick Perry to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.Full Story
Becca Aaronson reports on health care and develops data interactives for The Texas Tribune. After an internship in fall 2010, she was hired by the Tribune. Becca is a native of Austin who graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., with a bachelor's degree in cultural theory.
Attorney General Greg Abbott joined Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday in requesting additional state oversight of the federal navigators who are helping Texans sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The health commission’s Office of Inspector General, which says Texas has misspent hundreds of millions of dollars on Medicaid orthodontic and dental fraud, has now lost its first three court battles against accused providers.Full Story
Marni Evans and her fiance, John Lockhart, had to delay a scheduled abortion after a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Texas to implement strict new regulations on the procedure.Full Story
Texas abortion providers’ Monday victory was short-lived. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a federal district court ruling that found part of the state's new abortion regulations unconstitutional.Full Story
The federal health insurance marketplace, which launched on Oct. 1, offers dozens of health plans, and some consumers have found the application process confusing. This Tribune animation explains how it works.Full Story
UPDATED: The Texas attorney general's office is seeking an emergency stay, asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling against abortion regulations in House Bill 2.
In Austin to highlight insurance enrollment efforts under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged problems with the online marketplace and criticized some Texas leaders' efforts to block the law.Full Story
With days remaining until new abortion regulations take effect in Texas, attorneys for abortion providers and the state of Texas presented their final arguments Wednesday on whether those restrictions meet constitutional muster.Full Story
UPDATED: Abortion providers and state attorneys will present their final arguments Wednesday morning on whether the restrictions on the procedure in House Bill 2 are constitutional.
A federal judge began hearing arguments Monday as abortion rights advocates pursue a preliminary injunction to block the implementation of two provisions in the state's new law on abortion regulations.
“You don’t try to pull back from an epic disaster like Obamacare and expect that it’s going to be an easy road,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday while addressing the Texas Medical Association's fall conference. Cruz added that the fight is not over.Full Story
The uncertainty surrounding the medical provider networks of health plans offered through the federal health insurance marketplace has created a headache for both consumers and doctors.Full Story
Because Texas chose not to expand Medicaid, 1 million poor, uninsured adults won't have access to insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report released Wednesday.Full Story
Nearly two years after news broke that Texas spent more on orthodontic claims in its Medicaid program than the other 49 states combined, the Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Inspector General is barely knee deep in its effort to recover millions in purportedly misspent Medicaid money.Full Story