The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released preliminary premium costs for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces and the numbers are lower than even the Obama administration expected.
Though these are not reflective of the actual premiums that people will pay in the online health marketplace, these do give the public some idea of what to expect heading into the Oct. 1 opening of enrollment.
Original Post (Sept. 24): Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz seems to be taking a play from another Texas politico: Wendy Davis.
On the floor of the U.S. Senate moments ago, Sen. Cruz announced he will deliver extended, filibuster-style remarks on his support for defunding President Obama’s signature package of health care reforms, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap budget that removed "Obamacare" funding last week. Now, lacking the votes in the Senate and under threat of presidential veto, the government moves slowly towards, by most accounts, a shutdown.
Gov. Rick Perry has sent the final instructions to the state’s health commissioner ahead of a meeting with federal officials regarding the implementation of Medicaid expansion in Texas.
The letter sent this week to Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janeck begins by questioning the wisdom behind the Obama administration’s expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act's online health insurance exchanges go live on Oct. 1, which is where many people without health insurance can pick a plan and enroll.
One out of four Texans do not have health insurance -- the largest percentage of uninsured in the nation -- and leaves the state with over 6 million potential customers for the health insurance exchanges.
The lawmaker who authored the bill to allow the Texas Department of Insurance to impose rules on the navigators tied to the Affordable Care Act is clarifying the role of the bill, and saying that the governor took it out of context.
State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, authored SB 1795, which is now law, and said Gov. Rick Perry’s letter to the insurance commissioner, which has caused a stir among Democratic lawmakers, goes beyond the intent of the bill.
On May 29, 2013 Gov. Perry signed House Bills 915 and 1227, which help improve the care children receive in Texas’ foster care system. The governor was joined by Representative Dawnna Dukes and other officials.
Texas Matters: As we quickly approach the opening of the online marketplaces tied to the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, community organizations are promoting enrollment while those opposed to the law continue their fight against it. Also: Will there be political fallout in the state for not expanding Medicaid under the ACA? And why Texas has become the "Wild West" for electronic cigarettes.
Fronteras: The federal government is poised to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new border security technology -- how the contracting process has changed and how some contractors are already seeing dollar signs. The challenges of getting the word out on signing up for health care to non-English speakers across the Southwest. Also, a look at Nevada's new push to improve education for its English language learners.