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Breaking news… Jan. 16-20

Redevelopment plans take shape for Downtown Austin UMCB campus
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017
By Adela Uchida, KEYE

Last Thursday night, Central Health held a public meeting to inform the community about the progress of the Brackenridge campus redevelopment. The project’s master plan calls for easily accessible health care, green space, a public market, transportation, and parking.


Credit union gives $1M to Dell Medical School to fund scholarships, community health outreach
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017
By Austin Business Journal

University Federal Credit Union will donate $1 million to the Dell Medical School to fund scholarships for medical students and help extend the reach of health care initiatives throughout Travis County. UFCU’s donation will go to the Department of Population Health, as well as three four-year scholarships for medical students starting school in the class of 2017-2018.


G.O.P. Governors Seek Flexibility on Medicaid and Health Markets
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017
By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times

Republican governors have asked fellow Republicans in Congress to give states more control over Medicaid programs and individual health insurance markets in the wake of a possible ACA overhaul.