“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
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.
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
Advocates are developing community-based strategies to ensure that Latinos understand the insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act.Full Story
After nearly 15 years in the Texas House, state Rep. Allan Ritter, R-Nederland, announced his retirement on Friday.Full Story
Beginning in 2014, most Texans will be required to carry health insurance under Obamacare. Use this interactive to determine what types of rates and plans are available to individuals in the federal marketplace.Full Story
The much-anticipated launch of the federal health insurance marketplace — intended to help Texans find health coverage to comply with the Affordable Care Act — got off to a rocky start on Tuesday.
Beginning Tuesday, Texans will have six months to find health coverage in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Use our interactive quiz to figure out your best options for complying with the insurance mandate.Full Story
The day before the launch of the federal health insurance marketplace, Democratic lawmakers alleged that Gov. Rick Perry ordered new rules on "navigators" trained to help Texans find coverage to impede Obamacare.Full Story
Abortion rights advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday seeking to block implementation of strict new regulations on the procedure in Texas.Full Story
State leaders, hoping to restore public faith in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, on Thursday appointed new members of the institute's oversight committee.Full Story
As the nation watched Ted Cruz on Tuesday argue for hours to defund Obamacare, the Obama administration released data showing that premium rates in the new insurance marketplace will be comparatively low for Texans.
In the same week that the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing Texas again ranks highest for the rate of people without health insurance, Gov. Rick Perry quietly laid out his next efforts to derail Obamacare.Full Story
In a letter Thursday, state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, says Gov. Rick Perry's move to establish strict rules for so-called health insurance navigators defies the intent of a law legislators passed this year.Full Story