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Health care leaders launch council to promote industry, region’s health

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
By Dan Zehr – American-Statesman Staff

Austin health care leaders have created an organization designed to promote the health care industry and improve community health. Finding inspiration from a similar coalition in Nashville, the Austin Healthcare Council will facilitate interaction and collaboration among Austin’s hospital systems, clinics, the Dell Medical School, and more.

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

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
By Chad Swiatecki, Austin Monitor

Leaders of the Dell Medical School issued an in-person community progress report this week that focused on initial successes, and outlined the comprehensive medical care designed to reach the concentration of underserved populations in Austin’s “eastern crescent.”

G.O.P. Campaign to Repeal Obamacare Stalls on the Details

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2017

Congress’s rush to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is being held back by Republicans’ struggle to come up with a suitable replacement. A key senator has declared that the effort is more a repair job than a demolition.