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The Hightower Lowdown
Selling the Commons; The Corporate Tax-Dodgers
"...This is the agency in charge of Medicare and Medicaid -- the two health programs that hospital chains, HMOs,..."

March 16, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Capitol Chronicle
The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."
"...the bottom-dwellers in spending on public health, mental health, Medicaid, parks, libraries, and so on. Although the latter litany..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Lines in the Sand
Austin Legislators Prepare to Redraw Their Own Districts -- While Doing Business as Usual
"..."My No. 1 priority this session is reform of Medicaid, to get the 600,000 kids who are not enrolled..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Opening the Doors
As college access tightens, minority students and families, and educators, look for ways to help more students.
"...it portends even more spending on prisons, welfare, and Medicaid. In October, the state Higher Education Coordinating Board reported..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

About AIDS
Expect no leadership on AIDS from either major-party presidential candidate.
"...• would expand Medicaid coverage of treatment to early stage HIV disease, not..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Postmarks
"If you fail light rail again, you've sealed your fate to sucking a tailpipe and damned your city's 21st century global position."
"...Centers is to provide medical and dental services for Medicaid, Medicare, and Medical Assistance Program recipients and the uninsured,..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Column

Read My Chips
George Bush claims he supported Children's Health Insurance in the 1999 legislative session. He did, but only at the lowest level.
"...children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford health insurance. It is..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Between Worlds
Cine las Americas Festival of New Latin American Cinema
"...and drug treatment programs, and the shortfalls of the Medicaid program."..."

April 21, 2000 Screens Feature

Federal Money at Stake
"...Medicaid $104.0 billion..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Feature

Public Notice
The Youth Shall Set You Free
"...that some of the groovy kids can soar. 419-1233x3. Medicaid Eligibility has expanded coverage for teens. More teenagers under..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Postmarks
Don't Shelve Smart Growth
"...(very last) state to take advantage of the Clinton Medicaid policy from 1997. It is also a drag to..."

July 2, 1999 Column

The Spirit of 76th
The Presidential Card
"...to about 471,000 Texas children who are ineligible for Medicaid -- those whose parents make up to 200% of..."

June 18, 1999 News Column by Erica C. Barnett

Where Was George?
"...children whose parents earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford health insurance, CHIP, Maxey..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Mum's the Word
Blind Oversight
"...the poor in Austin: In addition to Medicare and Medicaid, there's the city Medical Assistance Program (MAP), which functions..."

March 12, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

Making Hay Out of Gay
"...on sexual orientation. Other legislation included measures to fight Medicaid fraud, improve the efficiency of state agencies, and streamline..."

Oct. 30, 1998 News Feature

Who's Minding the Clinics?
City/County Divided on Public Health
"...the costs of medical care escalates and federal, cost-based Medicaid reimbursements peter out, politicians down the line are going..."

May 1, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Out of Reach
Living Wage Eludes the Average Austinite
"...disqualify you for welfare, although after you lose your Medicaid health insurance, you may wish it hadn't. The working..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

The Year in Politics
The Top Ten Political Stories of 1997
"...the threat of food stamps, supplemental security benefits, and Medicaid all being taken away with few exceptions. Many local..."

Jan. 9, 1998 News Feature

about AIDS
Testing & Therapy for Moms Reduces U.S. Infant Infection
"...and what impact that might have on MediCare and Medicaid benefits. Friday, September 19, 1:30-4:30pm, Austin State Hospital, Guadalupe..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Column

Health Scare
Citizen Group Looks Out for Health Clinics
"...on its six-month charge to, among other things, examine Medicaid and Medicare issues and funding environment, and to make..."

Sept. 19, 1997 News Feature by Audrey Duff

about AIDS
"...the impact of returning to work on Medicare & Medicaid benefits and the services provided by the Capital Area..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Column

Public Notice
Holiday Wish List, Part Two
"...and gas space heater Presenters for topics: Protease inhibitors; Medicaid managed care; Social..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

Flying High
Natural Law Party Gets Off the Ground
"...supports many existing government programs such as Head Start, Medicare/Medicaid, NAFTA and GATT. But it is the non-political element..."

Oct. 25, 1996 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Money Worries
Austin's AIDS Funding Is Decent, For Now
"...bills. He has become well-versed in how to access Medicaid. Rather than obsess about his own financial problems, Jones..."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature by Geoff Mulvihill

Going Non-Public
"...direct health care often get money from insurance companies, Medicaid, or Medicare. But AIDS-care facilities often don't fit those..."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature

Bitch Fest
Three-minute Rations of Democracy
"...clinics are federally funded, and patients without Medicare or Medicaid are guaranteed treatment...."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Public Notice
"...are left to navigate the tricky maze of Medicare, Medicaid, or other medical assistance programs.While the staff of DPC..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

Cruel to Be Kind
The Sting of Austin's 1996-97 Budget
"...million in the same period; and anticipated changes in Medicaid and Medicare will result in a deficit of $10..."

Aug. 23, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...major moves toward those goals for city and county Medicaid patients. Milam and former Assistant City Manager Byron Marshall..."

Aug. 23, 1996 News Feature

Beware of Failing Rock
An Austin Couple Says Their Insurer Let Them Down
"...care organizations, fee-for-service plans, employee assistance programs, and even Medicaid. Ronee opened up to Winter immediately. No, Winter wasn't..."

June 21, 1996 News Feature by Roseana Auten

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