Texans Still Waiting for CHIP Extension.

A federal health insurance program covering nearly 400,000 Texas children is still in limbo as the state remains hopeful it can get additional funding to extend coverage for an additional month. Congress failed to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known...

More Texans May be Left Without Insurance After Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for health care under former President Barack Obama’s health care law ends Dec. 15, and while current Texas enrollment numbers are up from this time last year, new restrictions under the Trump administration may mean more uninsured Texans. Under...

Texas wants $90 million to keep CHIP alive through February

Nearly 400,000 Texas children could lose health care coverage in late January unless Congress renews funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a decades-old program that provides health care to millions of children across the country. Texas officials...

How Texas Curtailed Traditional Welfare Without Ending Poverty

Vakesa Townson didn’t plan to fall into poverty. Married and the mother of two kids, she had lived a comfortable life in North Texas. But after her 17-year marriage ended and she became her family’s main provider, she struggled to make ends meet. “I needed support,”...

More Challenges with the Revised Texas Voter ID Law

In Texas’ bid to keep its voter identification law intact, it was its legal foes — lawyers representing voting and civil rights groups and individual voters of color — who faced a tougher line of questioning Tuesday before a federal appellate court. In light of recent...

Texas Facing Frenzied Agenda for December

In the coming weeks, Congress is set to run out of road after a year of kicking the can. Faced with several issues to address in September, federal legislators instead passed short-term measures through December. As a result, Texas members will be forced to finally...