In the event that millions lose their health insurance and protections for pre-existing conditions disappear, the state has no real backup plan.
CNN’s Debate Night: Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and a house divided.
Nearly 700,000 Texans have ACA insurance in districts represented by Republicans who voted to eliminate it.
Readers respond to the March 2017 issue.
For many Americans, the controversial health law is government run amok. But for these people in San Antonio, it’s been a lifesaver.
A new study found federal subsidies helped reduce the percentage of Texans lacking health insurance from about 25 percent to 17 percent, but a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court could suddenly end those subsidies.
Senator Ted Cruz jumped into the Net Neutrality debate with a tweet heard 'round the world yesterday. What does it really mean?
In the brief time Ted Cruz has been a senator, he has managed to convince half the country that he is a true patriot and the other half that he is a dangerous nutcase. What will he do next?
Having trouble logging on to healthcare.gov? You're not alone. In the meantime, here's an exchange you can easily access--an email colloquy about the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Cruz took to the floor of the Senate for 21 hours as he expressed his disapproval of Obamacare.
The probability of getting the feds to agree to a block grant—with all of the exceptions Texas is seeking—is about the same as shooting a unicorn on a hunting trip.
Senator Cruz answered supporter questions on Twitter to celebrate Constitution Day. Spoiler: He doesn't like Obamacare.
The senator's campaign to defund Obamacare is frustrating people on both sides of the aisle. That doesn't mean it's wrong.
After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 decision Thursday, Texas politicians and pundits weighed in.
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst’s sincere effort to overhaul state Medicaid to save taxpayers money and improve health care for the poor has become the best jibe of the session, mirthfully described in Capitol hallway whispers as “Dewbamacare.” That may be nothing more than a joking reference to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derided by conservatives as Obamacare. But political reality suggests something else: The moniker is designed to kill Dewhurst’s package. The fact that a single word can define a piece of Medicaid legislation shows what a quagmire health care is for lawmakers. Politicians who enter the swamp can see their careers die there; those who are fortunate enough to emerge victorious only do so with a fresh set of scars. But, in Texas, both conservatives and liberals can claim to be right on health care for the poor. It is a shame that a quarter of the state’s population is without health insurance and often relies on the emergency room as the primary care physician. But it is also an inescapable fact that Medicaid is breaking the bank, growing at a faster pace than state tax revenues.
When a governor has given five State of the State addresses, chances are that the sixth is going to sound pretty familiar. And so it did. What has changed over the eon that Perry has served as governor is not what he says, but how he says it. He has become a polished,…