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Abbott signs bill to combat patient confusion

Ten years ago, Texas became the first state to allow licenses for independent freestanding emergency rooms. Since then, just over 200 have opened their...

Abbott extends state plumbing board until 2021 after legislature abolished it

June 13, 2019Heading off the prospect of everyone in Texas being able to call themselves a plumber, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the Texas State...

Texas governor signs bill clarifying that women are allowed to pump breast milk in public

June 11, 2019A bill that would clarify that women in Texas are allowed to pump breast milk anywhere in public has been signed into...

Texas has more than 200 freestanding ERs. Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient confusion and price gouging.

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Texas law will outlaw minors from buying popular cough medicine

May 29, 2019Starting in September, Texans under 18 years old will no longer be able to buy popular over-the-counter cough medicines like NyQuil and...

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill creating University of Houston medical school

May 2, 2019Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill creating a medical school at the University of Houston amid concerns about a physician...

Texas removes thousands of children from Medicaid each month due to red tape, records show

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Texas Senate passes legislation to prevent surprise medical bills with arbitration, mediation

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This Republican Texas lawmaker halted a bill to outlaw abortion. He now faces security concerns, sheriff says.

April 11, 2019The Collin County sheriff said his office is looking into “security concerns” related to state Rep. Jeff Leach, days after the Plano...

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