Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials said in an email that “it has become clear that the Heidi Group is unable to come into compliance” and that the organization would no longer be part of the state’s Family Planning Program or the Healthy Texas Women program as of Dec. 11.
Staffers are leaving Adult Protective Services because of increased workloads, lack of attention from the Legislature and a significant pay gap between them and their Child Protective Services counterparts.
A North Texas family is fighting to keep their 9-year-old daughter on a ventilator, though her doctors have said she is brain-dead. But a controversial, unusual Texas law gives doctors and hospitals broad decision-making power.
The anti-abortion group served more than 3,300 clients under the state's Healthy Texas Women program and Family Planning Program, far less than the nearly 70,000 people the organization projected when it won state contracts.
Justin Nelson, a Democrat running for attorney general, is positioning himself as the champion of protections for pre-existing conditions, one of the most popular provisions of the landmark health care law.
The Texas Tribune obtained a recording of a town hall meeting with Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt and state workers nearly two weeks after they were relocated from the Austin State Hospital 636 building where a mold infestation had invaded their workspace.