AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, the Rio Grande Guardian reported on state Sen. Juan 'Chuy' Hinojosa's concerns about the way the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of the Inspector General is treating healthcare providers. Now, the McAllen Democrat...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa does not like the way the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of the Inspector General treats Medicaid providers and he wants to rein in the agency next session. “It appears...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The recent announcement of the formation of the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute is great news for the entire Rio Grande Valley and for our families. While great efforts...
McALLEN, RGV - Valley Interfaith leaders believe a concerted Get out the Vote campaign they are waging at six local churches can make the difference and secure a “yes” vote for a hospital district in Hidalgo County. The community group...
McALLEN, RGV - Valley Interfaith has come out in favor of a hospital district for Hidalgo County. The group says healthcare services will be improved dramatically because of the hospital district’s ability to draw down tens of millions of additional...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - To boost community support for Medicaid expansion in the Rio Grande Valley, the HealthAccessforTexas.org website is going to be made available in Spanish in the next few weeks. The website, which is currently only available in English,...
AUSTIN, Texas - Uninsured, low-income workers making between 100 and 400 percent of poverty can now receive subsidies to help purchase affordable health coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. However, because of Texas’ decision to turn down federal funds to...
SAN BENITO, RGV - They organized health fairs, held workshops and news conferences, participated in other community events and basically did whatever it took to get Rio Grande Valley residents insured. Now, volunteers with Get Covered America can see the...
NEW YORK, New York - It may have been the most influential magazine article of the past decade. In June of 2009, the doctor and writer Atul Gawande published a piece in The New Yorker called “The Cost Conundrum,” which...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Top level discussions are underway in Cameron County on the creation of a hospital district to help boost funding for indigent healthcare and ensure the long-term success of the UT-RGV medical school. Manny Vela, president and CEO...

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