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  New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER
WESLACO, April 23 - It seems a contradiction in terms, making an appointment for a week Friday to visit the ER department.
  Perryman: Time for a Real 'Doc Fix'
WACO, April 3 - At the last minute, the problem of finding a reasonable way to set Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors was punted, leaving the issue to be dealt with next year.
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    Call goes out for more navigators
McALLEN, March 26 - Demand by applicants wishing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is so great in the Rio Grande Valley that a call has gone out for more navigators.
    Enrollment fair shows huge Valley demand for health insurance
McALLEN, March 21 - The demand to secure healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is huge in the Rio Grande Valley, which is understandable given that 40 percent of the population goes without insurance.
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    Garcia: Why the Affordable Care Act benefits Latinos
AUSTIN, February 21 - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is benefiting Latinos in Houston and across Texas.
    Rocha: Four new community clinics coming to the Valley soon
EDINBURG, March 16 – Four new community clinics will be set up within a matter of weeks now that an affiliation agreement has been signed between Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and UT-Health Science Center San Antonio.
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  New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER
WESLACO, April 23 - It seems a contradiction in terms, making an appointment for a week Friday to visit the ER department.
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  Perryman: Time for a Real 'Doc Fix'
WACO, April 3 - At the last minute, the problem of finding a reasonable way to set Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors was punted, leaving the issue to be dealt with next year.
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  Call goes out for more navigators
McALLEN, March 26 - Demand by applicants wishing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is so great in the Rio Grande Valley that a call has gone out for more navigators.
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  Enrollment fair shows huge Valley demand for health insurance
McALLEN, March 21 - The demand to secure healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is huge in the Rio Grande Valley, which is understandable given that 40 percent of the population goes without insurance.
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  Garcia: Why the Affordable Care Act benefits Latinos
AUSTIN, February 21 - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is benefiting Latinos in Houston and across Texas.
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  Rocha: Four new community clinics coming to the Valley soon
EDINBURG, March 20 – Four new community clinics will be set up within a matter of weeks now that an affiliation agreement has been signed between Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and UT-Health Science Center San Antonio.
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  Cardenas: Medical school, residency programs, will transform Valley
EDINBURG, March 20 - Dr. Carlos Cardenas, chairman of the board at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, began proceedings by calling it a Red Letter Day.
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  Shine: This is the most amazing day of my career
EDINBURG, March 17 - In various interviews with the Guardian over the years about the possibility of a four-year medical school being established in the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Kenneth Shine would always offer a word of caution.
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  Abbott offers his alternative to the Affordable Care Act
EDINBURG, March 11 - Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has offered his alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
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  Countdown to Get Covered bus tour rolls into McAllen tomorrow
McALLEN, March 11 - The Rio Grande Valley is one of the first stops on a national “Countdown to Get Covered” bus tour and Mimi Garcia is on board.
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  Big push Saturday to get Brownsville residents insured
BROWNSVILLE, March 7 - Brownsville leaders and healthcare advocates are making a big push to get residents signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with four enrollments fairs being held in the city on Saturday.
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  Lucio: Don't miss the deadline to determine your healthcare eligibility
BROWNSVILLE, February 27 - It's vitally important that every Rio Grande Valley resident have access to quality affordable health care.
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  Lucio: No se pierda el plazo fijado para determinar su elegibilidad de su salud
BROWNSVILLE, 27 de Febrero - Es de vital importancia que todos los residentes del Valle del Río Grande tengan acceso a la atención médica de calidad y asequible.
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  Obama official: Oil and gas revenues mean Texas has funds to expand Medicaid
SAN JUAN, February 23 - An official in the Obama Administration says that with Texas’ budget bulging due to oil and gas revenues it can afford to expand Medicaid to help the working poor.
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  Allex: Think of this region as a street with water in it
HARLINGEN, January 31 - A veteran economic and industrial development leader in the Rio Grande Valley wants to see the new UTRGV medical school unite with the best healthcare facilities in Matamoros, Reynosa and Monterrey.
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  Garcia: Over 118,500 Texans have enrolled in health insurance
AUSTIN, January 15 - We’re thrilled that after a rocky start, more than 6 million Americans—including 118,532 Texans—have now enrolled in Marketplace or Medicaid or CHIP coverage since October 1.
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  Olivarez: Collaboration will be foundation for healthcare in South Texas
EDINBURG, December 22 - The future success of healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley will come through increased collaboration between local government, private hospitals, the UT System and the new UT-Rio Grande Valley.
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  Creation, expansion, of residency programs makes Vela proud
McALLEN, November 20 - Dr. Leonel Vela said last week that the recruitment of two nationally acclaimed psychiatrists to head a new residency program in Harlingen was the proudest day of his 14 years at the Regional Academic Health Center.
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  Abbott: We have to address healthcare needs of South Texans
MISSION, November 13 - It is not enough for GOP leaders to bash the Affordable Care Act – they have to offer an alternative.
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  Bonnie Gonzalez returning to healthcare arena
McALLEN, November 5 – Longtime Workforce Solutions CEO, Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez has vacated her post to lead a new non-profit organization in Weslaco.
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  Namboodiri: More Valley leaders should have stood up to Cruz
MISSION, October 18 - Looking back at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech at the Club of Cimarron in Mission last month, healthcare administrator Hari Namboodiri cannot understand why more people did not speak out against him.
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  Judge, congressman, Valley Interfaith, plan major ACA marketplace meeting
EDINBURG, October 6 - U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, Hidalgo County Judge Garcia and Valley Interfaith are working together to organize a stakeholders meeting to coordinate outreach for and education on the new healthcare marketplace.
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  KMBH focuses on Valley's healthcare 'Black Hole'
HARLINGEN, October 2 - KMBH 88 FM is to shine the spotlight Thursday on South Texas citizens who have fallen into the health insurance Black Hole.
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  VAIL takes over from LRGVDC as Valley marketplace navigator
McALLEN, October 1 - Six part-time navigators are wanted to help assist, inform and educate Rio Grande Valley residents about the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace that opened for business today.
   
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New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER

Perryman: Time for a Real 'Doc Fix'

Call goes out for more navigators

Enrollment fair shows huge Valley demand for health insurance

Garcia: Why the Affordable Care Act benefits Latinos

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