Op-Eds

Why You’ll Hate Medicaid Block Grants

Does Congress want us to cut kids, seniors, Texans with disabilities, or pregnant women?

Five Children’s Issues Texas Lawmakers Must Tackle in this Legislative Session

Here are five high-profile issues to keep an eye on in the 2017 legislative session.

For Healthy Babies, Moms Need More Than Google Searches

Many women don't get insurance from their employers, and, with few exceptions, women in Texas can't apply for Medicaid coverage until they're pregnant. So they often miss the opportunity for preconception care, such as diabetes treatment or access to contraception, which would help them plan a healthy pregnancy.

Smart approach to juvenile probation would keep communities safe

We should be proud that juvenile crime continues at historic lows and that we're holding more youth accountable in a way that increasingly helps them stay safe and on a path to success. As policymakers and others seek to build on this success, one of the key issues to start working on is confinement of youth on county probation.