Texas Insight provides timely reporting of healthcare issues and events as they occur within the legislative and regulatory branches of Texas state government.
Texas Insight Recent Reports
Conference Committee on SB1: A Ten-Minute Flirtation with Transparency… Opening Salvo, Fire in the Hole. The Conference Committee on SB1 briefly convened Thursday, teasing us with a brief glimmer of open government. Not so fast there, Cowboy (or in my case, Eagle). The Legislative Budget Board made a presentation and then Chair Nelson said, “We are getting to work immediately”. Cameras zoomed in, fingers sat poised over keyboards and then the Committee dissolved into secret chambers where one can only imagine the dark arts hold sway. Read the report.
- Breakdown of LBB Issue Docket for Article II
State and Federal Healthcare News
- Don’t skip your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, health experts warn
- Texas Senate votes to loosen COVID restrictions, lifting mask mandate and boosting number of staff on floor
- More than a quarter of Texans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Texas House votes 99 to 46 to drop the mask requirement on the floor
- Texas’ pandemic budget shortfall disappears, as latest forecast shows a surplus
- COVID-19 variant cases are on the rise in Texas. Here’s what you need to know.
- With half of eligible Texans still unvaccinated and supply exceeding demand, Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccination strategies
- Biden announces a strategy change as the pace of vaccination slows.
- Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals ‘Needs To Be Fixed Now’
- CVS, Walgreens wasted thousands of COVID-19 vaccines: report
- U.S. Vaccinations Are Slowing. What’s to Blame?
- COVID ‘Doesn’t Discriminate By Age’: Serious Cases On The Rise In Younger Adults
- Experts say that herd immunity is unlikely soon, if ever
- Pressure Mounts to Lift Patent Protections on Coronavirus Vaccines
- Can’t Help Falling In Love With A Vaccine: How Polio Campaign Beat Vaccine Hesitancy
- Vaccine hesitancy among lawmakers slows return to normalcy on Capitol Hill
- F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week
- Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?
- Cities, states experiment with incentives for vaccinations
- House Republicans urge opposition to vaccine patent waiver
- Hundreds Reported Abnormal Menstruation After Exposure to Tear Gas, Study Finds
- 550,000 hospitalized from gun injuries between 2000 and 2016, research shows
- Research finds MDMA can help with PTSD: NYT
- Pandemic restrictions on foreign seasonal workers could crimp the U.S. summer.