May 7, 2015
Supporters of HT clinic say it’s badly needed, despite gentrification
Posted: May 6, 2015
By Mary Ann Roser, American-Statesman Staff
In response to concern raised by a couple of Central Health board members regarding the necessity of a new clinic in a gentrified area, more than a half-dozen clinic supporters stressed to the board at its last meeting that a large, needy population is still present around Huston-Tillotson college.
Kansas, Texas join Florida Medicaid expansion suit
Posted: May 4, 2015
By Greg Rohrer, Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott announced that Kansas and Texas will file amicus briefs supporting Florida in its lawsuit against the federal government over Medicaid expansion. Scott argues that the federal government is “coercing” his state into accepting Medicaid expansion by witholding the extension of a different Medicaid program.
Report looks at gaps in mental health services for criminal defendants
Posted: May 3, 2015
By Jazmine Ulloa, American-Statesman Staff
The Behavioral Health Advisory Committee reports that criminal defendants in Travis County are being afforded more mental health services than ever before, but most of these programs run the risk of losing funding, while also being impeded by lack of substance abuse treatment and affordable housing.