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Why Texas health care markets are suffering from high drug prices

Texas Health Care Systems announced that it has seen an average of 10.8% higher drug prices in the first quarter of 2017 than in the same quarter last year. In the second quarter, the average price increased to 21.1% from 17.5%. This year, the state is expected to see higher drug costs as Texas HealthCare has been…


When it comes to health care, Austin has one of the most competitive systems

AUSTIN, Texas – AUSTin Public Health officials are working to ensure Austin has the best health care system in the state.Public health officials say the city is one of just a few cities in Texas that have an “A” rating from the Association of American Health Plans, which means the city has some of the…


Kids get a flu shot at a local pharmacy

AUSTIN, Texas — Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is offering flu shots to children in a suburb of Austin, Texas, for the first time in the state.The move comes after the CDC announced on Tuesday that the virus is becoming more prevalent and is affecting more children.Children who have not yet received their flu shots at…


How to get health insurance in Austin, Florida

How do you find health insurance coverage in the most cost-effective way for your situation?If you are an employer, consider using one of the following methods to find coverage.The easiest way to find health coverage in your area is to use the Florida Health Connector, a state-run network of health care providers.The Florida HealthConnector website…