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Whitmire: Janek Must Go From Health and Human Services
Update: Second lawmaker call for resignation over contracts
"...The ever-swirling controversy surrounding the Health and Human Services Commission could claim another head. Sen...."

Jan. 15, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Human Services Privatizer Stumbles Again
Accenture loses another contract in Colorado, but keeps doing business in Texas
"...Texas to privatize a portion of the state's social services system – lost another contract with the state of..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Reproductive Health and Family Planning
"...hope to attach the proposal to another bill – and if not, you can bet it will be back..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: Trimming Tax Breaks and Tweaking Services
Council follows the money – what little there is
"...a final resolution to the Holly Street Power Plant decommissioning fracas – what should draw attention is the end..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Is the Women's Health Program Dead?
Feds won't agree to exclude PP
"...In a letter dated Dec. 12, the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services..."

Dec. 13, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Women's Health Program Saves Money
But the war on women's health continues
"...A report by the Health and Human Services Commission released this week reveals that..."

Aug. 23, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

The War on Women's Health
To attack Planned Parenthood, lawmakers undermine health care ... and promote more abortions
"...seeking to reallocate funds designated to provide basic women's health care services, the dust was settling. Conservative Republicans claimed..."

April 22, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Jumping the Shark on Women's Health
For the sake of anti-abortion politics, the governor and the Legislature turned their backs on women's health care – with disastrous consequences. Is there any way to fix this mess?
"..."pregnancy resource" center, Gov. Rick Perry announced his women's health priorities for the 83rd legislative session: Increase regulation on..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Report: Texas Women's Health Program Hit Hard
Thousands fewer women served by Texas Women's Health Program
"...A new report confirms what reproductive health advocates predicted when Texas officials decided to kick Planned..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas Planned Parenthood Supporters Decry New Rules for Women's Health Program
But state plans to move forward without PP
"...Supporters of the current Women's Health Program expressed concern yesterday that new rules for a..."

Sept. 5, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
More taxpayer dollars for Carol Everett's the Heidi Group
"...a hearing earlier this month that weighed the state health department’s proposed rule to bury or cremate fetal tissue..."

Aug. 15, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Health Care: Diminishing Returns
GOP legislators look for additional cuts to health care
"...With the continuing damage inflicted upon women's health care since the 2011 session, including the dramatic impact..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Consider 'The Source': Crisis Pregnancy Center Transforms Into Women's Health Program Provider
If Planned Parenthood's out, are CPCs in?
"...As the state rolls out its revised Texas Women's Health Program, a central question remains: how to find enough..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fewer Women Served Under Texas Women's Health Program
Program designed to exclude PP, helps far fewer women
"...number of women served by the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program – designed to preclude women from obtaining services..."

July 31, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Without Planned Parenthood, Texas Women's Health in Jeopardy
GWU considers impact of ban on PP from Women's Health Program
"...plan to cut Planned Parenthood out of the Women's Health Program when the new state-run version of the program..."

Oct. 17, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Can Ban Planned Parenthood from New Texas Women's Health Program – For Now
Injunction hearing scheduled for January
"...to ban Planned Parenthood from its new Texas Women's Health Program, slated to begin tomorrow, Jan. 1...."

Dec. 31, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

What Now for Central Health?
Medical school planning begins, and associated care programs move to implementation
"...at the East Austin headquarters of Travis County Ce­ntral Health – an unsurprising conclusion confirmed recently by Central Health..."

Nov. 23, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Texas Women's Health Program Back in Court
Planned Parenthood files new suit in state court
"...ban Planned Parenthood from participation in the Texas Women's Health Program, a state judge has entered a temporary restraining..."

Oct. 27, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Report: Thousands Fewer Women Served by Texas Women's Health Program
After excluding Planned Parenthood, fewer women in health program
"...A new report confirms what reproductive health advocates predicted when Texas officials decided to kick Planned..."

March 25, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

HHSC Says Texas Women's Health Program Just Fine Without Planned Parenthood
Report shows increase capacity after PP ban
"...Just a week after the new state-run and financed Texas Women's Health Program began operation, the Health..."

Jan. 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

GOP Aide Jumps Ship Over Women's Health Policy
Aide says boss' actions 'shameful'
"...this week, citing Crownover's support for cuts to women's health funding...."

March 7, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19
"...Despite emotional public hearings, roughly 35,000 comments, and major pushback from pro-choice advocates, the Texas Health and..."

Nov. 28, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Reports, Rappers and (Dis)Enfranchisement
Government may or may not be a farce
"...In this week's news roundup: a Texas health official steps down after criticisms for a study that..."

Feb. 22, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

GOP Targets Women's Health, LGBTQ Community in First Day of Lege Filing
Texas Dems vow to keep up the fight for LGBTQ residents, women
"...Wasting no time, Texas legislators filed three abortion-restrictive bills and the first anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation this filing period,..."

Nov. 14, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Feds Deny Women's Health Renewal
Language intended to exclude Planned Parenthood may jeopardize entire program
"...a letter dated Dec. 12, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Women's Health Care in Political Jeopardy ... Again
Senator wants to reinvent the wheel on women's health care
"...to contract with the state to provide family planning and preventative health services to thousands of low-income and uninsured..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Evicted and Helpless
Disabled residents to be forced out of state supported living center
"...parenthood alone. When her son Jason developed behavioral disorders and uncontrollable seizures as a result of oxygen deprivation during..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Destruction of Texas Health Care
The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women
"...spent Tues­day, Jan. 24, closing up the CAI women's health clinic in Elgin. As she packed up supplies and..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
"...your right, a basket full of free pocket-size Bibles and Christ-centered booklets; to your left, as you enter Austin..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Women's Health: Ideology First!
Texas lawmakers do their part to defund Planned Parenthood
"...The Health and Human Services Commission on April 8 released to..."

April 15, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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