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Capitol Chronicle
Ideology, not need, shapes the energies of the incoming Legislature.
"...thoughtful proposals addressing the state's budget shortfall, the homeowners insurance crisis, the school finance conundrum, and the looming collapse..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Surveying the George W. Bush Legacy in Texas
"...revenue (an estimated $1.3 billion this biennium) to health insurance for public school teachers and employees. It's not at..."

March 16, 2001 News Column by Michael King

About AIDS
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal against an insurance company's cap on lifetime benefits for AIDS treatment.
"...Court has refused to hear an appeal against an insurance company's cap on lifetime benefits for AIDS treatment. The..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Where Was George?
"...they had discussed CHIP -- the federal/state Children's Health Insurance Program. "Where," Maxey asked, "is the governor?"..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Sendero’s Path Forward
Community health plan gets one-year budget reprieve
"...are relatively healthy – usually good news for an insurance company – it has to pay into the ACA..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...with rising expenses. Predictable "cost drivers" – rising salaries, insurance costs, new facilities – have been annually increasing at..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Su-Yee Lin's "An Interlude: Pig River"
Third Place winner in the 2017 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
" do with any of this. He was an insurance man, now...."

June 9, 2017 Arts Feature by Su-Yee Lin

Nancy Pelosi Visits the New Seton
Dem leader and Lloyd Doggett lead roundtable on Obamacare
"...destitute and those who earn enough to qualify for insurance through the ACA marketplace...."

April 20, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: PUD Doesn't Get ZAPped
Zoning Commission works through Council hiatus
"...Do you need help filing a flood insurance claim? FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program has a call..."

July 10, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Hobby Lobby and the Supremes
Company asserts religious freedom from birth control
"...of the federal Affordable Care Act that requires health insurance to cover nearly two dozen forms of birth control...."

March 26, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Railroaded? Cap Metro vs. Veolia
Cap Metro fires its rail contractor, and Veolia strikes back
" release announcing that, due to a dispute over insurance coverage in contract negotiations, Veolia had been axed from..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Luv Doc Recommends: Mother Truckers
Antone's, Thursday, September 17, 2009
"...trauma is grounds for disqualification from most American health insurance programs. The remaining few crazy enough to actually provide..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Column by The Luv Doc

Special Session Is the Only Thing That's Certain
The when and the what are still unknown
"...five state agencies (the Department of Transportation, Department of Insurance, Office of Public Insurance Counsel, State Affordable Housing Corporation,..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Removing the Mask
Hard times reveal the way things actually work
"...federal stimulus funds that would be dedicated to unemployment insurance. The state only receives the funding if it broadens..."

March 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Spending Your Stimulus Check; and Corporate Greed Strangles Health Care
"...When drug-company arrogance combines with insurance-company avarice, look out for an explosion of gouging...."

May 16, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Tort-Reform Folly
According to new report on state's tort-reform measures, Perry's promise that frivolous lawsuits and high medical-malpractice insurance rates for docs are down and that the recruitment of specialists is apparently on the rise are promises that haven't panned out
"...cases of medical negligence (what tort reformers – read, insurance companies – prefer to call "frivolous lawsuits") – and..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...and their customers. The report, "Availability and Affordability of Insurance Under Climate Change: A Growing Challenge for the U.S.,"..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...After reading an archived article regarding health insurance in Texas it seems that a solution will never..."

July 22, 2005 Column

Naked City
News and happenings around Austin and beyond
" with; perhaps that will go to children's health insurance. Perhaps not. See "Can We Afford Band-Aids?."..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Slash the State
In Texas, the social contract is now written in disappearing ink
"...– and to a good job with adequate health insurance – I get to walk the good green earth..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

High Tech vs. High Touch
The midwifery debate is not new in Austin -- a Chronicle reprint from June 18, 1993
"...are unwilling to work with non-nurse midwives, and the insurance industry won't provide insurance for home births, midwives are..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Capitol Chronicle
The first 200 bills signed by Gov. Perry are a very mixed bag.
"...balance of power in the courtroom in favor of insurance and corporate interests against Texas consumers. This bill does..."

June 20, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Adiós! Don't Let the Door ...
A Quick Roundup of the Best and the Worst of the 78th Lege
"...taxes." Schoolteachers and school districts will be docked for insurance and pensions; underpaid Medicaid providers will be further dinged..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...made ridiculous awards "to get back at the evil insurance companies," something that dipshit Ralph Nader created. Here's a..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Column

Mental Health Care Meltdown
The mental health care system for Austin and Travis County is increasingly overwhelmed, with no relief in sight.
"...has the highest number of people entirely without health insurance, and ranks 44th out of 50 in per capita..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Farmers Walks
"...So it's easy to understand the elation of Farmers Insurance Group spokesman Mark Toohey when he called this week's..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Bush League lambasting, locally-grown concerns, and a side of jazz.
"...25% of its children do not have any health insurance compared to 15% nationwide, and when it comes to..."

June 22, 2001 Column

Capitol Chronicle
The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.
" build support for Medicaid "simplification" for children's health insurance and improved Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes. At..."

May 18, 2001 News Column by Michael King

If You Can't Stand the Heat ...
Republican Jill Warren is behind in the polls and going negative on her Democratic opponent Ann Kitchen, in the race for House District 48 in Travis County.
"...on $3,000. Kitchen also advocates a statewide system or insurance pool to ensure that all teachers have health insurance,..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Staff Infection
Sick of Low Wages, UT Staff Vow Three-Day 'Burnt Orange Flu'
"...full-time worker at UT was $11,076.) Even so, rising insurance and parking costs at UT have flattened whatever gains..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

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