Media Coverage

The Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute works with the news media to promote wider understanding of effective health policy.

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On health, Texans favor regulation more than you’d think
Austin American-Statesman | Dec. 23, 2018

Report: 1 In 5 Uninsured Children Live In Texas
KUHF | Nov. 29, 2018

Texas wants to lower legal blood alcohol limits to .05
Weatherford Democrat | Oct. 31, 2018

Short-term health insurance should worry you even if you don’t need it
STAT | Oct. 26, 2018

How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Drive?
GOVERNING | Oct. 23, 2018

Healthcare is top draw for voters, Texas Medical Center poll finds
Becker’s Hospital Review | Oct. 22, 2018

Health care is the number one reason people say they’ll vote this midterm
KPRC | Oct. 22, 2018

‘Medicare for All’ isn’t the answer. We need a basic health care safety net for all.
USA TODAY | Oct. 18, 2018

Will Beto’s bet on Medicaid expansion pay off?
POLITICO | Sept. 30, 2018

Voters worried about pre-existing condition protection
Houston Chronicle | Sept. 28, 2018

Poll shows Trump could be in jeopardy if uninsured rate increases
The Hill | Sept. 27, 2018

Beto O’Rourke calls for Texas to expand Medicaid
The Hill | Sept. 18, 2018

Editorial: Texans want to expand Medicaid. Politicians don’t.
Houston Chronicle | Sept. 14, 2018

Health care angst fuels Texas Democrats in Congressional Races
Houston Chronicle | Sept. 13, 2018

Survey: Consumers consider reducing healthcare costs their top priority
MedCity News | Sept. 13, 2018

Survey: Worries about health care will follow voters into the voting booth
Houston Chronicle | Sept. 12, 2018

Ban tobacco sales until age 21. It’s a bipartisan way to reduce addiction and death
USA TODAY | Sept. 11, 2018

Patients need to know what a true emergency is before going to the ER
Texas Tribune | Aug. 30, 2018

Don’t deny insurance to sick people. There are other ways to reduce health care costs.
USA TODAY | July 12, 2018

Doctors and hospitals got $8.4 billion in payments from drug companies in 2017, says CMS
Healthcare Finance | July 3, 2018

What Do Texans Want? Medicaid, According to This Survey
KUHF | June 14, 2018

A Houston DNA company helped catch the Golden State Killer. What does it mean for your privacy?
Houston Chronicle | May 17, 2018

Questions Surround ‘America First’ Plan On Overseas Drug Prices
CQ Roll Call | May 11, 2018

How States Can Begin Cutting the Costs of Health Care
GOVERNING | May 3, 2018

Ask the Experts: The Future of the Medical Profession
WalletHub | March 27, 2018

If Congress doesn’t fix health care, emergency departments will soon be a mess
The Hill | March 22, 2018

Report: 8 ways to cut healthcare costs
FierceHealthcare | Feb. 28, 2018

U.S. could ‘trim the fat’ by $1 trillion in health care spending, policy experts say
Houston Chronicle | Feb. 23, 2018

Walmart steps up and into the health care fray
Houston Chronicle | Feb. 15, 2018

Study Will Examine Effects Of Parental Incarceration On Children
KUHF | Feb. 1, 2018

With the individual mandate gone, we better develop a better solution
The Hill | Jan. 29, 2018

What’s ahead in 2018?
Houston Chronicle | Jan. 1, 2018


Holidays provide little relief from occupational burnout
KUHF | Dec. 26, 2017

Trust a doctor who treats kids: We need to restore CHIP now
Texas Tribune | Dec. 7, 2017

Dear Alex Azar: The next HHS secretary must redefine ‘affordable’ health care
STAT | Nov. 14, 2017

Half of America skimps to pay for health care. The only fix is to cut waste.
USA TODAY | Oct. 23, 2017

Comparing US and foreign health systems ignore foundational issues
The Hill | Sept. 22, 2017

Consumers and physicians see eye to eye on why healthcare costs are increasing and how to solve the problem
MedCity News | Sept. 22, 2017

Nation More United Than People Think
Kaiser Health News | Sept. 20, 2017

Consumers, physicians blame rising healthcare costs on insurers, drug companies
HealthCare Dive | Sept. 20, 2017

Survey: Nearly half of physicians primarily blame insurance companies for rising healthcare costs
Becker’s Hospital CFO Report | Sept. 19, 2017

Health care study: Nation more united than people think
Houston Chronicle | Sept. 19, 2017

Survey: Health coverage important, but affordability an issue
Houston Chronicle | Sept. 19, 2017

Survey finds many doctors prefer being paid a salary instead of per volume
FierceHealthcare | Sept. 19, 2017

Survey: Texans Cutting Back On Other Expenses To Pay For Health Care
KUHF | Sept. 19, 2017

Survey: Consumers And Congress Disagree On The Definition Of Affordable Healthcare
KUHF | Sept. 19, 2017

Commentary: How Texas can stop the ‘death spiral’ of health insurance
Austin American-Statesman | Sept. 18, 2017

Let’s Trash Unsupported Course Requirements
Inside Higher Ed | Sept. 18, 2017

Will Obamacare Really Collapse And What Will That Mean For Houston?
KUHF | Aug. 18, 2017

U.S. healthcare is too big to fail. Here’s where to go next
Texas Tribune | Aug. 14, 2017

Oscar Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield to remain in San Antonio ACA market — for now
San Antonio Express-News | July 18, 2017

Health care fixes both Republicans and Democrats could stomach
USA TODAY | July 11, 2017

Health Care Experts Weigh In On Senate GOP Bill
KUHF | June 29, 2017

How to Stop the Paradox of the Health Insurance “Death Spiral”
Huffington Post | June 27, 2017

Buried in the Senate bill is a potential nugget — insurance for low-income people
The Hill | June 25, 2017

Big health gains in Medicaid expansion states elude Texas’ poor
Houston Chronicle | May 17, 2017

My favorite patient died because she had a pre-existing condition
Houston Chronicle | May 16, 2017

Column: Both parties can win if we cut health care costs
USA TODAY | April 26, 2017

In Congress speech, Trump got healthcare right. But now what?
The Hill | March 1, 2017

Whether repealing or replacing ACA, let’s get the underlying principles right
The Hill | Feb. 27, 2017

Houston business community feels chill of immigration ban
Houston Chronicle | Jan. 20, 2017


Dr. Price’s first 100 days: What to kill and what to keep
The Hill | Dec. 6, 2016

How to Make the Affordable Care Act Affordable
Huffington Post | Nov. 2, 2016

How Clinton and Trump Would Address the Cost of Health Care
Huffington Post | Oct. 28, 2016

Innovation, challenge ahead for medicine
Houston Chronicle | Oct. 26, 2016

Top Health Care Questions for the Next Presidential Debates
Huffington Post | Oct. 6, 2016

Too Close to Broke: Three Fixes for the Affordable Care Act
Huffington Post | Sept. 21, 2016

Are Texas college students getting their money’s worth?
Texas Tribune | Sept. 2, 2016

Not expanding Medicaid hurts Texas, but will state officials be swayed by studies?
Dallas Morning News | Aug. 9, 2016

First Coast Connect: Survey On Medicaid Expansion In Florida
WJCT | July 7, 2016

Big drop in Texans without health insurance, but poor lag
CNBC | June 1, 2016

Turning Texas Blue: Large majority support Medicaid expansion
Breitbart | May 30, 2016

Majority Of Texans And Floridians Want Medicaid Expansion, Survey Shows
Kaiser Health News | May 24, 2016

Study: Texans favor Medicaid expansion
Houston Chronicle | May 18, 2016

A Five-State Poll About Healthcare Reveals Worries About Cost, Coverage, and Choice of Doctors
KUHF | May 18, 2016

In the City with the World’s Largest Medical Center, There’s Still No Biotech—Yet
Houstonia | May 1, 2016

Lessons Learned from Ebola Inform State Efforts to Tackle the Zika Virus
KUT | March 4, 2016

Texas Medical Center Launches Health Policy Institute And Gives Out $750,000 For Research
KUHF | Feb. 18, 2016