Tag Archive: health

Oct 04 2015

Top Five Tips to be a Savvy Health Care Consumer

Stethoscope with heart chart

By Tom Quirk People are taking a more active role in how they purchase and pay for health care, with consumers driving more of the decision-making process. With thousands of Texas residents purchasing health coverage on their own, and a growing number of people enrolling in consumer-directed health plans offered at work, understanding the health …

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Aug 17 2015

Longview Sets Off Youth Gospel Explosion

Erika Estrada and Paloma Rubio

ETR/Staff Report J- S.T.A.R Ministries recently hosted a spectacular Youth Explosion Event at the First United Methodist Church in Longview Texas. J-S.T.A.R is an organization that provides programs for youth development for at risk children.  Everyone loves the sound of music, and what better way to jump-start a back-to-school weekend with gospel music and fellowship …

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Jul 23 2015

Texas Family Caregivers Provide $35 Billion

New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers AUSTIN, Texas — Family caregivers in Texas provided 3.1 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $35 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: …

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Jul 10 2015

AG, Texas Insurance Commissioner Obtain Approval of $84M plus Settlement with Farmers Insurance

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the approval of a settlement with Farmers Insurance Group that will return $84.4 million to policyholders stemming from a 2002 case filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Insurance. “People in Texas and across the country need to have confidence in the companies they …

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Nov 28 2014

Tips to Ward Off Holiday Heartburn

By StatePoint Media Lights, music, family, boughs of holly — the holidays are known for many pleasant sights and sensations. Unfortunately, seasonal stress, odd schedules and overindulgence in rich foods can mean an upset stomach, heartburn and indigestion for some celebrants. Take steps to make the holidays more pleasant on your stomach: Seek balance: Eating …

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Sep 15 2014

Uninsured Youth

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that …

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Sep 08 2014

Importing Beef

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds has made the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a rule proposal in the federal register on Friday that would allow the importation of fresh or frozen beef from Northern …

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Sep 07 2014

Getting CHIP-Ready

For most families, back to school plans start as the summer comes to an end, but for Shellie Braggs and her kids, back-to-school planning started this past winter. That’s when she got her daughter and son health coverage through CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program. She started by checking her options to get the whole family covered …

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