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Taking Back the House
Texas Democrats say this could be their November
"...In Howard's western Travis Co. seat, insurance agent and self-described public education advocate Pamela Waggoner tops..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Why's Everybody Always Picking On Him?
David Sedaris on nitpicky fact-checkers and spiders' thighs
"...painting cost what the average person pays for car insurance, though to tell you the truth, I don't know..."

June 27, 2008 Books Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Letters @ 3AM
The real election is being decided in the primaries, and unless disaster intervenes, the next president will be Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama
"...– at least, everyone over 30 – has health insurance, and lucky for them. In the CNN debate on..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

TPPF Conference
Conservative conference points toward next Legislature
" and government out of business (deregulation, private health insurance, and school vouchers). While the meeting was nominally for..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

More on CD 10
The Democratic candidates discuss the issues
"...and Edwards: all Americans are required to have health insurance, which eliminates free-riding, and lowers systemic costs (if all..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

On the Lege: A $156 Million Disaster
The Accenture scheme blows up in the state's face
"...needy Texans seeking food stamps, Medicaid, and children's health insurance...."

March 23, 2007 News Column

Point Austin: Think of the Children!
Health care no match for hot air
"...sausage-grinder is a potential expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program to cover more uninsured Texas children...."

March 16, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Letters at 3AM
This is the number of deaths a year caused by how we do (or don't do) health care. A decade of that, and it's as though terrorists nuked Chicago.
"...under marshal law. But hospitals are protected by powerful insurance and health-industry lobbies, so as yet no one in..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

A Hell of a Year
Kathy McCarty presses Jon Dee Graham about the good and the bad old and new days
"...The crowning horror is, although the Grahams had health insurance, their insurance company quietly declared bankruptcy and went out..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Music Feature by Kathy McCarty

Naked City
"...Gov. Rick Perry last week named Texas Department of Insurance Deputy Commissioner Mike Geeslin to head up the agency...."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Activists call attention to big-box retailer's poor record of providing affordable health care to employees
"...disclose the percentage of payroll it devotes to health insurance. The other would require companies like Wal-Mart to pay..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Point Austin: Prevailing Winds
AISD says it can't afford bond-project benefits, but local workers beg to differ
"...prevailing wage rates – not benefits (most importantly, health insurance). The ensuing outcry included not just labor groups, but..."

May 6, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Election 2004 Updates
The latest electoral happenings in Central Texas, updated daily
" to dump 150,000 children from the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for children of working..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature

Hospital District Campaign Ready to Roll
Backers and opponents gear up for a May 15 vote on a Travis Co. health care taxing district
"...shore up a local health system hobbled by skyrocketing insurance rates, overcrowded emergency rooms, and thousands of uninsured residents...."

March 12, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Who Pays?
While the economy burns, the Bush administration promotes Mars, moonshine, and marriage
"...administration has once again declined to extend federal unemployment insurance to workers who have exhausted their current state benefits,..."

Jan. 23, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Can the state settle with the insurer without policyholders' consent?
"...On Dec. 17, lawyers for the state and Farmers Insurance tried to convince a skeptical appeals court that Attorney..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Tort Reform Dangerous
"...the medical crisis, but they are not the problem. Insurance companies that demand outrageous sums of money for coverage..."

Aug. 18, 2003 Postmarks

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...Co. grand jury into more than $300,000 in questionable insurance claims paid by Farmers Insurance to state Rep. Joe..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
TDI Orders Insurer Rate Cuts
"...The Texas Dept. of Insurance on Aug. 8 ordered 24 of 32 previously unregulated..."

Aug. 15, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

An Array of Votes
How Rose voted and whom he crossed
"...amendment to HJR 3 that in theory mandates lower insurance premiums for doctors and health care providers; big insurance..."

July 18, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Ralph Nader's Open Letter to the Legislature
"...associated sequence that such caps will contain medical malpractice insurance rates, the legislature would substitute itself for judge and..."

June 20, 2003 News Column

Farmers Deal OK -- For Now
"...preliminary approval to the state's negotiated settlement with Farmers Insurance, setting the stage for a possible $117.5 million disbursement..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Lege Too Far
With Six Weeks to Go, the Legislative Future Looks Dark and Darker
" substantive bill: SB 14, which would "regulate" homeowners insurance rates by directing the insurance commissioner to keep an..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
" the House bill, which drops 250,000 children's health insurance, cuts 365,000 more kids from Medicaid, and slashes funding..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...disability. Because of my age, there is no supplemental insurance available. Eventually I'll need to use a wheelchair and..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column

Health Care, etc.
"...Q: When is an insurance crisis not a crisis?..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

Murder Most ... Peculiar
A rogue's gallery in the Gregory Steen murder case
"...was found dead, he took out a $250,000 life insurance policy (with a $500,000 double indemnity clause) on Dunham...."

March 8, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Capitol Chronicle
John Sharp would balance the budget by cutting Medicaid.
"...likely target for cutting its expenditures: the Children's Health Insurance Program, or C.H.I.P. (see "Capitol Chronicle: Blame It On..."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle: Blame It on the Kids
Gov. Perry has no trouble funding his enormous transportation plan, but can't find insurance money for poor kids.
"...and Human Services announced that the state's Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides health care to children of working-poor..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Austin public interest group figures out why a company making a profit on Medicaid got a sweetheart contract from the state.
"...W. Bush's lack of enthusiasm for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) last legislative session has to do with..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

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