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Longtime Parkland Health leader Dr. Ron Anderson dead at 68
By Beth Kutscher | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Ron Anderson, the longtime leader of Parkland Health & Hospital System who was remembered for his efforts to expand healthcare access to underserved communities, died Thursday from cancer. He was 68, the Dallas-based system said on its website.
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Reform Update: Using expansion dollars for health plans may be costly, GAO says
By Virgil Dickson | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Allowing states to use federal Medicaid expansion dollars to buy low-income adults private health plans on the federal insurance exchange may cost the federal government significantly more than if those states simply expanded their traditional Medicaid programs, the Government Accountability Office...
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Texas hospital campus rebounds from Hurricane Ike's blow
By Associated Press | September 06, 2014
The morning after Hurricane Ike crashed into Galveston Island six years ago, David Callender surveyed the sea of mud coating the 84-acre University of Texas Medical Branch campus.
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Texas Health Resources promotes Canose to COO
By Bob Herman | September 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources, Arlington, has named Dr. Jeffrey Canose COO, effective Sept. 1. Canose, an anesthesiologist, has been with Texas Health Resources for more than eight years.
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Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions
By Associated Press | August 30, 2014
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
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Dr. Jim Walton: pursuing equity in healthcare access
By Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
Serving people in need has always been a core principle for Dr. Jim Walton. It's one reason he chose medicine as his vocation, believing in the power of the personal physician relationship to improve the well-being of the community, one patient at a time.
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Texas law could lead to closures of clinics that offer abortions
By NPR | August 29, 2014
A federal judge in Austin, Texas, will issue a decision in the next few days about whether clinics that perform abortions in the state must become outpatient surgery centers. The Texas law is part of a national trend in which state legislatures seek to regulate doctors and their offices instead of...
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Texas files second lawsuit against Xerox
By Texas Tribune (Austin, Texas) | August 28, 2014
The state of Texas announced a second lawsuit against former contractor Xerox, alleging the company failed to turn over client health records relating to its operation of the state Medicaid program.
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Texas sues Xerox again, this time over dental records
By Houston Chronicle | August 28, 2014
The Texas Attorney General's Office sued Xerox Corp. for the second time in three months Tuesday, claiming the company's refusal to turn over medical records of Medicaid recipients had put the state at risk for millions of dollars in federal fines for privacy violations.
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Southern opposition to Obamacare not monolithic, could change, new report says
By Paul Demko | August 25, 2014
The South has been a hotbed of opposition to Obamacare with the vast majority of states there opting not to expand Medicaid or establish state-based exchanges, two pillars of the federal healthcare law.
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