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Monday, February 13, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: What’s next for local users of the Affordable Care Act?

Insure Central Texas Director Elizabeth Colvin joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the Affordable Care Act and potential local implications of a repeal. Kanin is also joined by Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Chief Operating Officer Rachel…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Critics call foul on medical school’s spending

The activists who last year hounded Central Health with claims that the hospital district was being less than transparent have now turned their focus on the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, accusing the school of improperly spending…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Medical school outlines spending, outreach for care in eastern ‘Austin crescent’

With Travis County putting more scrutiny on one of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas’ largest financial contributors – specifically Central Health and the $35 million in taxpayer dollars it provides the school annually – leaders of…

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Monday, December 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin/Travis County Central Health

Travis County Central Health president and CEO Patricia Young Brown joins Austin Monitor reporter Caleb Pritchard to chat about her organization, the University of Texas Dell Medical School and the organizations’ role in the community. Post is embedded below.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

Medical school seeks solutions to boost community health

The Dell Medical School is on the lookout for ideas big and small that may improve the health of Austin’s vulnerable communities concentrated in East Austin. The school’s Center for Place-Based Initiatives (CPBI) put out the call for ideas and…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

County changes oversight rules for Central Health

The Travis County Commissioners Court has voted to beef up the financial policies it uses to maintain oversight of Central Health. Tuesday’s decision capped off another extended discussion about the hospital district and the transparency concerns raised in recent months…

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Monday, November 7, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center

Attorney and former Travis County Democratic Party Chair Andy Brown talks with Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin about the Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center. Audio is embedded below:

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Court faces more pressure over Central Health transparency concerns

Activists have turned up the heat on the Travis County Commissioners Court to take a closer look at millions of dollars paid out by the county’s health district in the last two years. Attorney Fred Lewis sent out on Monday…

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

No big changes to mosquito protocol, says city

Despite two confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus Zika in Travis County, the city of Austin says it will not make any big changes to its mosquito-control strategy as the warm season begins – a time ripe for insect breeding.…

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