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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

Health and Human Services: Making Do With Less
Health and Human Services takes another hit
"...Among the myriad 2011-12 functions of the Health and Human Services Department, Director Carlos Rivera reports more..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Health and Human Services: Screw Medicaid – We Need Drug Testing!
"...According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute, expanding Medicaid – as enabled by..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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

City Hall Hustle: Trimming Tax Breaks and Tweaking Services
Council follows the money – what little there is
"...the city's property tax abatement program for historic homes and the beginning of council debate over drastic changes to..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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

Problem With Texas Human Services Agencies Is Inadequate Funding
"...Editor, The governor's call to investigate CPS for their mishandling of several cases with horrific consequences is less about..."

July 16, 2004 Postmarks

Human Services: Consider the Children
"...context, in which fiscal conservatives still hold the upper hand, Dems have held their noses and voted for watered-down..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Amy Smith

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

Take Two Aspirin and Ping Me in the Morning
Heath care: an oral future
"...Asimov's Eternals on a collect call from upwhen: fervent and in a hurry. Leslie Ziegler speaks with the same..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

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

Planned Parenthood Still in the Women's Health Program...For Now
Travis County judge issues temporary injunction
"...would keep Planned Parenthood from participating in the Women's Health Program until a trial on the merits of the..."

Nov. 8, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Urban Renewal, Sustainable Development, and ... Fluoride?
Preview Pt. One of a crowded Council agenda
"...Urban Renewal Board, the Austin Resource Recovery master plan, and more. Check out part one of our agenda preview..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Honest Numbers? Nelson Spins Texas Health Care
Senator claims significant progress in women's health
"...a hearing last Thursday, Feb. 20, of the Senate's Health and Human Services Committee on the state of women's..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Will Senate Restore Women's Health Care Funding?
State senator proposes biennial bump in funding
"...Last week, in a move that has encouraged women’s health advocates, Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, expressed “strong support”..."

Feb. 25, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

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

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

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

Planned Parenthood Out, But Docs Can Still Discuss Abortion in New Texas Women's Health Program
HHSC relaxes abortion gag rule
"...Final rules for the Texas Women's Health Program exclude Planned Parenthood, relax rules covering provider discussions..."

Oct. 19, 2012 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

Council Recap: Social Services Win
Council approves multimillion plan to fund social services contracts
"...In a win for social service and health advocates, City Council passed two separate items during..."

April 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

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

After Defunding Breast Cancer Services, State Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Event participant doesn't support cutting services
"...On Wednesday morning, First Lady Cecilia Abbott and The Governor’s Commission for Women and Texas Health and..."

Oct. 13, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Health Inequities Dog Austin
Racial disparities are glaring
"...a partnership between the City of Austin, Travis County, and Central Health unveiled Healthy ATC, a web portal that..."

Aug. 19, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

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

County Reports on Drug Use and Poverty
New studies and what they mean for Austin
"...... On Drug Use and Casualties..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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