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Texas Insight Recent Reports
Summary: Senate and House Substitutes for SB1 – Article II, Health and Human Services. This report contains a comparison of the Article II provisions contained in the House and Senate Committee Substitutes to Senate Bill 1. Read the report.
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. The Committee gathered to consider a number of bills. This report covers the following: SB 50, SB 452, SB 1151, SB 1829, and SB 1911. All bills were left pending at the end of the hearing. Read the report.
April 20, 2021
- House Committee on Human Services: NOTICE
April 21, 2021
State and Federal Healthcare News
- Texas lawmakers advance bills blocking access to gender-affirming health care despite opposition from LGBTQ Texans, medical associations
- Texas health officials launch $1.5M ad buy to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations
- At least 1 in 5 Texans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Texas A&M researchers discover a new COVID-19 variant in College Station
- Feds rescind health care funding agreement that would have paid for care for uninsured, poor Texans after 2022
- COVID-19 ravaged Texas nursing homes. Here are the stories behind the numbers.
- Sleeping Too Little in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk, Study Finds
- Biden administration eyes reducing nicotine in cigarettes: report
- State Department To Issue Travel Warnings Amid ‘Unprecedented’ COVID-19 Risks
- Health Agencies Compromised Safety of Evacuees and Staff Early in Pandemic, Watchdog Says
- Humana Inc. Overcharged Medicare Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds
- All adults in US now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
- How the Pandemic Did, and Didn’t, Change Where Americans Move
- U.S. health officials are examining ‘a handful’ of new, unconfirmed reports after J.& J. vaccine pause, the C.D.C. director says.
- House Democrats launch investigation into J&J contractor Emergent
- A confused federal effort to retrieve Americans overseas in the initial outbreak led to safety risks, a new report says.
- Women turning out more than men for COVID-19 vaccines