Many HIV patients in Texas are ineligible for subsidies on the new federal health care exchange. Add the state's decision to not expand Medicaid to cover poor adults, and the bulk of those patients are missing out on expanded health coverage.Full Story
When the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law on March 21, 2010, the reaction from Texas leaders of all political persuasions was swift, varied and impassioned — no surprise, given the sweeping scope of the new law.
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UPDATED: A year after Texas was slated to increase Medicaid payments to primary care physicians under the Affordable Care Act, the state has received federal approval to implement the change.
Texas Health Commissioner Kyle Janek raised concerns Tuesday about a temporary process set up by the Obama administration to transfer applications for Medicaid from the federal insurance marketplace to the state.
Fewer than 3,000 Texans successfully found private health insurance during the first month of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment, according to federal enrollment figures released Wednesday.Full Story
In Texas, where Latinos make up a large portion of the uninsured, the federal insurance marketplace may only be part of the solution. Grassroots groups and even Spanish-language media are stepping up help Latinos find coverage.Full Story
On Nov. 1, I talked with Jenny Gold of Kaiser Health News, Erin Hemlin of Young Invincibles and Dr. Vivian Ho of Rice University about health care reform and the millennial generation.Full Story
Texas voters from across the political spectrum like many parts of the Affordable Care Act, but they don't like that law in its entirety, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.Full Story
For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in government and politics, we asked about immigration, the federal health care law and about who’s most likely to violate your privacy.Full Story
The Texas Hospital Association says criticism of the botched federal health care website is a distraction from more significant problems with health coverage in Texas.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
Compared with residents in the state's big cities, Texans in many rural areas may have fewer options in the new federally run health insurance marketplace. But that doesn't necessarily mean they'll pay higher premiums, analysts say.Full Story
The Affordable Care Act will increase the average cost of insurance premiums, making health care less affordable for those Texans on whom the system financially depends, according to a Texas Public Policy Foundation report.
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
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
Texas' high-risk insurance pool for some of the state’s sickest residents will close at year's end, pushing participants to find coverage in the federal health insurance marketplace. Advocates are getting the word out to ensure residents don't have a lapse in coverage.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
Advocates are developing community-based strategies to ensure that Latinos understand the insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act.Full Story
For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked about the politics of the federal government shutdown and the federal Affordable Care Act.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
Texans oppose the Affordable Care Act by a relatively narrow margin, and are divided on the issue along party lines, according to a poll conducted by the Texas Lyceum.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.