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Planning to enroll in the health care exchange soon?

Posted on October 03, 2013 Planning to enroll in the health care exchange soon?

To help you figure out which plans will work for people with HIV, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School has created some assessment tools, including an extremely useful Marketplace Health Plan Workbook.

Access the assessment tools and read more here: http://www.hivhealthreform.org/2013/09/07/marketplace-health-plan-assessment-tool/

Does expanding Medicaid 'worsen health care options'? We take a second look

Posted on April 26, 2013 Does expanding Medicaid 'worsen health care options'? We take a second look

We recently checked a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz on expanding Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor. "Our friends who are saying they want health care do not realize that expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas," Cruz said. We rated it False.
Cruz's

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House Backtracks on Medicaid Amendment

Posted on April 05, 2013 House Backtracks on Medicaid Amendment

Hours after approving the measure, the Texas House backpedaled on an amendment to the 2013-14 budget that would have opened the door to negotiations on expanding Medicaid, a key provision of federal health care reform.

A lot of us didnt really understand what was taking place, said state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, who voted in favor of the amendment earlier in the day, then joined a united House Republican delegation in voting to reconsider the measure.

Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria, who also originally voted in favor of the amendment,

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Top 5 Reasons Rick Perry Is Wrong About The Medicaid Expansion

Posted on April 03, 2013 Top 5 Reasons Rick Perry Is Wrong About The Medicaid Expansion

While growing up in Texas, I learned to always respect a man who stands up for his principles. Rick Perry and the other statewide elected officials in my home state are making it pretty difficult to follow that lesson.
 
With Senators Coryn and Cruz and Representatives Barton and Burgess at his side, the Governor of Texas ripped into President Obama’s Medicaid expansion, calling it a “fool’s errand” and

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Longview health providers promote Medicaid expansion

Posted on April 03, 2013 Longview health providers promote Medicaid expansion

 
Medical providers in Longview urged a small audience Tuesday to sway state lawmakers who are contemplating Medicaid expansion to insure some 1.5 million Texans under national health care reform.

The 83rd Legislature will either opt in to the Medicaid expansion element of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, or turn down about $27 billion in federal money during the coming two-year budget cycle.

A potential third way being explored in Austin is to convince the federal government to provide the money in block grants, without

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