Affordable Care Act http://tpr.org en In Last Month Of ACA Signup, Texas Insurance Enrollment Surges http://tpr.org/post/last-month-aca-signup-texas-insurance-enrollment-surges <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A majority of states procrastinated when it came to signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> new numbers show Texas was in the top five in the number of people signing up at the last minute. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:40:54 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31068 at http://tpr.org In Last Month Of ACA Signup, Texas Insurance Enrollment Surges Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup http://tpr.org/post/texas-enrollment-solid-2014-affordable-care-act-signup <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Even with state leadership that staunchly opposed the Affordable Care Act and did what they could to hold it up, Texas numbers look good. Also on this show: Texas loses against the EPA, implications of botched Oklahoma execution.</p><p></p><p><strong>Texas third in number of ACA plans enrolled in</strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:02:58 +0000 David Martin Davies 31061 at http://tpr.org Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills http://tpr.org/post/giving-its-obamacare-exchange-no-cure-oregons-ills Oregon has been "all in" on health reform. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Kristian Foden-Vencil 30751 at http://tpr.org Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills Texas Still Negotiating Federal Block Grant For Medicaid Expansion http://tpr.org/post/texas-still-negotiating-federal-block-grant-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek said he’s negotiating a waiver with federal officials that gives the state permission to obtain a federal block grant to expand Medicaid, b</span>ut<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> people within </span>HHS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said they haven’t even completed the application.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:29:08 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30423 at http://tpr.org Line Stretches Around Alamodome On Last Day Of ACA Health Care Signup http://tpr.org/post/line-stretches-around-alamodome-last-day-aca-health-care-signup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health officials saw an overwhelming number of people looking to sign up and pay for their insurance yesterday, the last day of the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period for 2014.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen </span>Sebelius<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said despite the last day of big numbers, they will not be extending the deadline.</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:03:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29238 at http://tpr.org Line Stretches Around Alamodome On Last Day Of ACA Health Care Signup Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA http://tpr.org/post/latinos-wary-all-out-push-sign-aca All throughout the country, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have worked to reach the uninsured, holding health fairs and putting ads on TV and radio.<p>The push continues to get as many enrolled as possible, especially Latinos — the most uninsured group in the country.<p>Illinois has taken its show on the road with its Road 2 Coverage statewide mobile tour. In Chicago, Jose Munoz points to Road 2 Coverage's huge RV plastered with the Illinois marketplace slogan — "Get Covered Illinois" — parked outside the field house at Humboldt Park. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 29145 at http://tpr.org Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA How Texans Are Missing Out On Millions Under The ACA -- And It's Not Medicaid Expansion http://tpr.org/post/how-texans-are-missing-out-millions-under-aca-and-its-not-medicaid-expansion <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation details the government subsidies that are available to people signing up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It seems that a lot of people in Texas are missing out. The mysterious death of 28-year-old Alfred Wright, who is African American, has caused racial issues to boil over in East Texas. Also on this show: Gender equality in the gubernatorial race.</p><p><strong>Texans slow to sign up, slow to get subsidies</strong></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:05:27 +0000 David Martin Davies 29083 at http://tpr.org How Texans Are Missing Out On Millions Under The ACA -- And It's Not Medicaid Expansion Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip http://tpr.org/post/under-30-president-would-you-know-health-care-hip <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSy1_Ighgak</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPMsZYyesRE</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:52:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 28320 at http://tpr.org Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip Elected Officials On The Westside Saturday In ACA Enrollment Push http://tpr.org/post/elected-officials-westside-saturday-aca-enrollment-push <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State and local officials will join Congressman Lloyd </span>Doggett<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, State Senator Leticia Van de </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and city council members Shirley Gonzales and Ray Lopez&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday to <a href="http://doggett.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=587&amp;Itemid=3" target="_blank">encourage residents</a> on San Antonio’s west side to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:38:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 28296 at http://tpr.org How The Affordable Care Act Is Affecting Texas http://tpr.org/post/how-affordable-care-act-affecting-texas <p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>On this week's episode, we look at the ways the Affordable Care Act is affecting Texas, from a South Texas county that will be relying on the plan to service its employees, to efforts to get more of Texas' uninsured residents signed up for Obamacare.</p><p></p><p><strong>Brooks County drops health coverage</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brooks County is in South Texas near the coast. It's not exactly on the border, but near enough to be heavily impacted by the cost of illegal immigration.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:01:24 +0000 David Martin Davies 28262 at http://tpr.org How The Affordable Care Act Is Affecting Texas