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This project was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism....
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In Texas, the Bexar County Hospital District’s board of managers unanimously approved plans to build two new hospitals in medically underserved areas.
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A Houston Chronicle investigation found that at no point since 2013 did any Texas school district have the nationally or state recommended student-to-provider ratios in four positions that are key to providing mental health support for children — nurses, counselors, case workers and psychologists.
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There are only eight kids in this class at Linda Tutt Learning Center, but the chaos erupting throughout the room and spilling into the hallway would set any teacher on edge.
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But at no point since 2013 did any Texas school district have the professionally recommended student supervisor ratios for counselors, nurses, psychologist and social workers at the same time, a Houston Chronicle investigation found.
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In Texas, those charged with crimes and found mentally incompetent are entitled to treatment at a state hospital before returning to jail and standing trial. The failing system waitlists hundreds. Sometimes they die sooner than receiving treatment.
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Activists and providers use digital technology and offshore pharmacies to help women end their own pregnancies.
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Holdout states are turning to some surprising tactics to keep voter-led pushes for Medicaid expansion off the table.
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“My daughter wakes up every morning wondering why she has been subjected to this cosmic joke that put her in the wrong body.” Now states are moving to ban care for kids like her.
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“There’s so many aspects of services that failed people that shouldn’t have,” said Marselles Coe of San Antonio, who depends on dialysis treatments.

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