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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 06 2015

Health Insurance: Supreme Court Preserves Marketplaces

By John Crabtree The Supreme Court recently announced their decision upholding tax subsidies to help people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal health insurance marketplace. The Supreme Court made the right decision, preserving provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have been so crucial in providing access to more affordable health care coverage …

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Jun 27 2015

Supreme Court preserves Health Insurance Marketplaces

Center for Rural Affairs applauds Court’s Decision on Affordable Care Act Today, the United States Supreme Court announced their decision upholding the tax subsidies provided to help low and middle income people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal exchange, or health insurance marketplace, provided for in the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John …

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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 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 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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Nov 07 2013

Clinic opens for business

  Good Shepherd Medical Center, GSMC, Medicine Clinic recently hosted a Health Fair and Open House for their new Medicine Clinic located at 103 West Loop 281 323 behind Burlington Coat Factory/ Judson Road. The event offered clinic tours, health information, refreshments and free health screenings to the public. Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, Dr. John Paredes …

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