By Kamia Rathore, Health and Wellness Policy Intern This blog was updated on August 3rd, 2017. Last summer, Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force issued a stark assessment of maternal health in Texas that pointed to a high rate of
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If you have been somewhat confused about what the U.S. Senate is doing on health care, you aren’t alone. Senators are confused too. They don’t even know what bill they will be voting on – and the vote is
U.S. Senate Republicans couldn’t find the 51 votes needed this week to pass its bill to cut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Within the GOP caucus, members couldn’t reach consensus on some of the most damaging parts of the
The U.S. Senate has released a revised version of its bill to cut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). The Senate plans to vote the week of July 17 on this scheme, once it gets an
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has floated an idea for an amendment to the Senate’s health care repeal and Medicaid cut bill that is under consideration. His amendment would set up two parallel health insurance markets – one with popular consumer protections
If you didn’t read this great round-up of how the House AHCA and the Senate BCRA would increase the uninsured, cut Medicaid, and affect Texas, go take a look now. With the July 4th holiday, you may have missed a couple
Originally posted by Cover Texas Now. By now, we all know that the CBO report that came out on June 26 estimated that the Senate health care bill (“BCRA”) will increase the number of uninsured Americans by
Drug overdoses killed a little over 52,000 people in the United States in 2015 and about 60,000 in 2016 – more than car accidents or gun violence. CPPP is joining the national Drug and Alcohol Addiction Week of Action in
CPPP Senior Policy Analyst Stacey Pogue co-wrote this post. It is unclear when the U.S. Senate will vote on its Medicaid cut and repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA). CPPP will keep posting updates,
We finally know what’s in the secret bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and it’s still bad. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next week on their disastrous health care repeal bill, which has made a