Tribpedia: Jodie Laubenberg

Law Could Bring Remote Doctor Visits to Schools

A new law will allow physicians to get paid for seeing children over a sophisticated form of video chat, as long as the patient is at school and enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.
A new law will allow physicians to get paid for seeing children over a sophisticated form of video chat, as long as the patient is at school and enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.

Starting Sept. 1, a new law will allow physicians to get paid for seeing children over a sophisticated form of video chat, as long as the patient is at school and enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

Flagship university chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa interviewed by editor Evan Smith at TribLive on March 28, 2013.
Flagship university chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa interviewed by editor Evan Smith at TribLive on March 28, 2013.

The Brief: June 25, 2014

The Tribune's Reeve Hamilton has dropped the first in a three-part series tackling the timely topic of lawmakers writing recommendations on behalf of applicants to the University of Texas at Austin. 

Uninformed Consent

Lawmakers said Monday that the state's newborn disease screening program — which has been used to warehouse infant blood samples for biomedical and forensics research — has misled parents and given them few options to protect their babies' DNA.