A physician wears a stethoscope around his neck. Photo by Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune.

Texas’ Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall

Texas’ rate of uninsured people fell to 17.1% in 2015 as part of a steady decline in the share of uninsured residents following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to new Census estimates released Tuesday.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware. Photo by Bill Clark for The Texas Tribune.

Paxton Ramps Up Fight Against Transgender Policy

Plunging further into the politics of public school bathrooms, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday expanded his federal lawsuit against an Obama Administration directive instructing schools not to discriminate against transgender students, saying he wants a nationwide injunction stopping the policy and wants it quickly.