Despite Medicare and other proposed cuts at the federal level, Bexar County expects that it will be able to continue to provide care for its poorest residents.
After nearly 40 years of providing services to San Antonio seniors, the Chandler Estate in Monte Vista will close its doors on Feb. 28.
Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.
The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a state-funded community health program that works with Medicaid-eligible mothers pregnant with their first child.
The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas has nearly doubled since 2010. Between 2011 and 2012, 189 Texas mothers died within one year of giving birth.
Texas hospitals are eager to keep the federal waiver in place as the turmoil in Congress over repealing and replacing Obamacare only increases their jitters.
Spoiler: No one knows what the final Senate bill will look like – not even those writing it.
During the Texas Legislature’s 85th regular session lawmakers produced bills aimed at improving mental health throughout the state.
Texas health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to nix the funding Planned Parenthood receives through the Medicaid program.
Feeding on outrage sparked by the release of controversial undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials, Gov. Greg Abbott vowed one year ago to cut off $3.1 million in Medicaid funding that the organization’s Texas affiliates receive to provide family planning and women’s health care services to the poor.