Topic: Health

Seton and UT Austin to Improve Healthcare Services Delivery

July 16, 2015
lbj school

Seton Healthcare Family and UT Austin's Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have announced the funding of seven new health care research studies aimed at resolving critical health and health care services delivery problems in Central Texas.

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Medicaid Does Not Have to be a Dirty Word in Texas

July 10, 2015
Medical Forms

Medicaid has been a hot-button political issue since it was enacted 50 years ago this month. Although public debate these days often focuses on the Affordable Care Act, the conversation must also discuss a cost-neutral Medicaid waiver called the 1915c Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver.

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Obamacare Survived. Now We Need to Solve the “Medicaid Gap”

June 26, 2015
Nurse and Patient

Obamacare is here to stay. So what now?Texas should take advantage of generous federal matching funds available to states that expand their Medicaid programs to cover people earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Health Communication Needs to Change

May 15, 2015

Most health communications strategies focus on disseminating factual information. The problem is getting people to take action, and providing facts alone doesn’t work.

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A Benefit to Same-Sex Marriage that Nobody is Talking About

May 13, 2015
Holding Hands

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will improve America’s health. As a researcher studying how same-sex married couples influence each other’s health, I find that same-sex spouses do many of the same things that heterosexual spouses do to influence each other’s long-term health.

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