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Early Warning: The Lege is Coming!
Tribune Fest offers a taste of things to come
"...conditions, and so on. Deuell responded that having health insurance is not the same as having health care, and..."

Sept. 26, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Abbott Balks at Birth Control Mandate
Calling the mandate unconstitutional, 10 AGs threaten to sue
"...of the health care law that would require most insurance plans to cover birth control without a co-pay, Texas..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
Hiding Behind the Hedge; and Ryan Peddling a Raw Deal
"...If you were being hustled to buy an insurance policy, would you trust a salesman who said, "Let's..."

May 20, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

He's Not in Wisconsin Anymore
Director Miguel Arteta on his bumpkin-in-the-big-city comedy Cedar Rapids
"...Rapids. And that's a good thing, because Lippe, an insurance salesman played by Ed Helms in his first leading..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
The State of the State, Sanders lawsuit, and more
"...system, but he refuses to support the kinds of insurance reform that will help Texas families." – Richard Whittaker..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature

Point Austin: Fed Up Yet?
Republican politicians propose pulling Texas out of Medicaid
"...dropping out of both Medicaid and the Child­ren's Health Insurance Program, and asked what would happen to those children...."

Nov. 12, 2010 News Column by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Pouting Political Funders; and Nutty for Health Care
"...equivocating, establishment-appeasing policies on such huge issues as health insurance reform, the Wall Street bailout, and the escalation of..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Media Bosses Get It Bassackwards; and Goofing Up Health Care Reform
"...illnesses: killed. The provision to include a not-for-profit public insurance option to increase competition, provide consumer choice, and keep..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

Capitalism: A Love Story
Michael Moore wants to know where our money went.
"...moneymaking venture. The film looks at a particularly odious insurance policy called “dead peasants insurance,” in which some corporations..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Smith Prescribes a Spoonful of Tort Reform
Lamar Smith calls for tort reform in the health care bill
"...enough demonstration. Dr. Howard Marcus, chair of medical and insurance industry pressure group the Texas Alliance for Patient Access,..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

American Health Care Has Been Turned Upside Down
"...while coverage shrinks. And every year, less of our insurance premiums actually pay for health care and more pay..."

Sept. 14, 2009 Postmarks

McMoldy High School?
For one McCallum High student, every day is a sick day
"...later reduced to $4 million – against Farmers Health Insurance for mold intrusion in her home. Ballard's family suffered..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Hightower Report
Republicans on Health Care; and Wall Street's Gas-Pump Robbery
"...When it comes to altering the power of the insurance giants to control our health-care options, the Republican position..."

July 3, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
One Serious Illness Away; and The Union-Made Miracle
"...but middle-class, well-educated people, 75% of whom had health insurance! As one of the researchers, Dr. David Himmelstein, put..."

June 26, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

Session Ends With Finger-Pointing, Unfinished Business
Perry says he has no immediate plans to call legislators back to Austin
"...How many had a problem? "Most of them," House Insurance Committee Chair John Smithee, R-Amarillo, said glumly...."

June 5, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Capitol Circus Decamps
Did we learn anything more than the meaning of 'chub'?
"...most notable casualty was the potential expansion of health insurance to another 80,000 Texas children, who will go without..."

June 5, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Lapdogs and Watchdogs
Rep. Martinez Fischer wants teeth for insurance oversight
"...depending on the state in a fight with the insurance companies is, well, optimistic. With SB 1001, the Office..."

May 19, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Exactly Whose Dream Is It?
"...sponsored programs such as TexasSure. Also known as vehicle insurance verification, it grants quasi-government agencies access to various sources..."

March 24, 2009 Postmarks

CHIP Is a Wise Investment
"...the number of children covered under the Children's Health Insurance Program. CHIP is not a waste of taxes but..."

Feb. 12, 2009 Postmarks

Point Austin: A Family Matter
Cap Metro employees face another stark decision on their livelihoods
"...contract terms, beginning with enrolling employees in a new health-insurance plan that's been one of the central matters of..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Staking Out the Senate
A few Dem wins could temper the Republican majority's agenda
"...oil refineries, and education. Now there's one issue: storm insurance. "What was a talking point ... has resonated across..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...override the president's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill providing children with health-care coverage. "Republicans charge..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...insurers no longer can say some sorts of unpaid insurance claims are the federal government's responsibility. On Aug. 31,..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...that will spend upward of $90 billion on health insurance for low-income children and boost Medicare payments to doctors...."

July 27, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...David Dewhurst withdrew his opposition to expanded Children's Health Insurance Program coverage – because another 17,000 children were dropped..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature

On the Lege: TXU Meltdown
TXU says FU, then backs down
"...• Legislation that would convert the position of insurance commissioner from a governor-appointed job to an elected one..."

April 13, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

The Common Law
Options when injured in an auto accident
"...treatment. This is almost always counterproductive. Most doctors and insurance adjusters will know what you are doing...."

Jan. 26, 2007 Column by Brooks Schuelke

She's Her Own Grandma
Carole Keeton Strayhorn – what a long strange trip it's been
"...Gov. Mark White's appointee on the State Board of Insurance. She followed with a complete 180 – not only..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...the past 36 months). I was ticketed for no insurance by a small-town policeman. I was guilty, and I..."

July 7, 2006 Column

Vehemently Against DPS Surcharges
"...the past 36 months). I was ticketed for no insurance by a small-town policeman. I was guilty, and I..."

June 22, 2006 Postmarks

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