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States step up their open enrollment outreach in response to federal cuts

Emily Boerger | Nov 2, 2017 | California, Oregon, Texas

For some Texans, cheaper to buy gold plans than silver

| Oct 31, 2017 | Texas

Texas is one of twelve states on healthcare.gov that has counties where the average monthly premium for a silver plan is higher than the average monthly premium for a gold plan, without taking subsides into account. Due to President Trump’s consistent threats to stop cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), which he...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Simone Otenaike

Emily Boerger | Oct 30, 2017 | Texas

Simone Otenaike, an associate at McGinnis Lochridge, joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the application of genomics in healthcare. "The application of genomics is really interesting because each individual has a very unique DNA make-up and it can often dictate what types of medications are more...[ Read More ]

Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse to study impact of addiction

Emily Boerger | Oct 30, 2017 | Texas

Last week, House Speaker Joe Straus created the House Select Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse. The 13 member committee will study both the impact of addiction and the effectiveness of the programs and treatment options available in Texas. In regards to the main objective of the committee, the announcement...[ Read More ]

Texas Speaker Joe Straus announces he won't run for re-election

DJ Wilson | Oct 25, 2017 | Texas

Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced today that he will not seek re-election to the State House, and will as a consequence step down from his role as Speaker upon the conclusion of his term. Speaker Straus has been viewed as a traditional pro-business conservative in the State...[ Read More ]

Representative Roberts named to new House Select Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse

| Oct 23, 2017 | Texas

AUSTIN – House Speaker Joe Straus today created the House Select Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse to study and bring awareness to the effects of addiction on Texans. Representative Kevin Roberts (Houston) was appointed to the committee. Opioid addiction is a topic that affects many Texans. In 2015, over...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: The benefits of CSR cuts, HHSC turnover, Dr. Lynda Chin

| Oct 18, 2017 | Texas

For a time when the legislature is not in session, it still feels like there are so many balls in the air in health policy that we are hustling to make sure none of them drop. So, to some degree, this issue of 5 Things has written itself. Harvey, Trump,...[ Read More ]