SPOTLIGHT: Houston offers healthcare crisis snapshot


If you want to know what a health system in crisis looks like, look no further than Houston. In the Houston metro area, 30 percent of the population is uninsured. Many of these patients pour through Ben Taub General Hospital, the hub of the county's public health system, and it's struggling to cope with the load. With insurance-poor small businesses dominating the state economy, Medicaid eligibility very limited and population growth outstripping funding, the problem is only likely to get worse. Article

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