Health Care

The Faces of Obamacare

Feb 14, 2017 By Michael Hall

For many Americans, the controversial health law is government run amok. But for these people in San Antonio, it’s been a lifesaver.

Health Scare

Apr 9, 2013 By Paul Burka

What the politics of Medicaid expansion says about the future of Texas.

State of the Heart

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Atkinson

Bypass surgery with almost no pain, and you get to go home three days later? Don’t have a coronary: It’s happening right now, in Texas.

On the Lege video: Brandon Creighton

Apr 12, 2011 By Paul Burka

We spoke with Conroe Representative Brandon Creighton, the chair of the Select Committee of State Sovereignty, about the committee’s mission, its relationship with the federal government, and its response to federal health care mandates.

Rx for Scandal

May 31, 1998 By Janet Heimlich

The poor quality of health care in the state’s penal system is enough to make you sick. Plus: Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess; a River Oaks bookie is tried for murder; UT’s writing program achieves Texas-size success; and things get woolly for thestate’s mohair producers.

The Real Medical Crisis

Nov 1, 1995 By Jim Atkinson

For reformers of the nations health-care system, ground zero may be Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital, where the crush of uninsured patients with non-urgent complaints is affecting everyone’s care.

Bad Medicine

Jul 31, 1995 By Paul Burka

By vetoing the Patient Protection Act, Gearge W. Bush put cost before care.