Tag Archive: health

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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Dec 11 2013

Tyler ISD awarded

Tyler ISD was one of three school districts in Texas recently honored with a 2013 Award for Excellence in Texas School Health – Award of Achievement for the District’s implementation of the “5-2-1-0 Goes to School” health program, in partnership with the Fit City Coalition. The award is presented to districts or schools that are …

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Dec 10 2013

Behavioral health care needs in Texas are no myth

Holiday blues and a spike in suicides are often assumed to occur during the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the supposed uptick in depression-related issues is just a myth. The challenges facing Texas’ behavioral health care system, however, are not a myth. They include: • An insufficient workforce to …

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Nov 12 2013

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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Oct 30 2013

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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Oct 28 2013

4H: Equipping youth, building leaders

There are many well-known, popular clubs and organizations for us to get our children in for popularity purposes, and some develop leadership skills. There is one that many folks seem to be totally unaware of, or seem to overlook, and that is the 4-H Club in their area. 4-H is part of the Texas A&M …

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