healthcare http://kut.org en 112 Years Later, Seton Hospital Founders Daughters of Charity Are Moving On http://kut.org/post/112-years-later-seton-hospital-founders-daughters-charity-are-moving <p>The Daughters of Charity came to Austin in 1902, in response to a letter writing campaign by a group of local women. Their mission: to build and operate a first-class medical facility.</p><p>At the time, Austin’s existing hospital was decidedly less than first-class.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136509742&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:03:57 +0000 Mark Gwin 9823 at http://kut.org 112 Years Later, Seton Hospital Founders Daughters of Charity Are Moving On Some See Politics in Proposed Training Rules for Insurance 'Navigators' http://kut.org/post/some-see-politics-proposed-training-rules-insurance-navigators <p>Texas officials have proposed adding new rules for the so-called "navigators" -- the people who help consumers sign up for health insurance through the federally-run marketplace.</p><p>Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tdi.texas.gov/commish/">Texas Insurance Commissioner</a>&nbsp;Julia Rathgeber heard comments for and against these rules from the public, including additional hours of training, which some say is political effort to hamper the health insurance law.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128201065&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:02:30 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9491 at http://kut.org Some See Politics in Proposed Training Rules for Insurance 'Navigators' Austin's New Outpatient VA Clinic is the Largest in the Country http://kut.org/post/austins-new-outpatient-va-clinic-largest-country <p>Austin’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.centraltexas.va.gov/locations/Austin.asp">new VA clinic&nbsp;</a>opened this week, becoming the largest free-standing VA outpatient clinic in the U.S. The new, state-of-the-art clinic will to help accommodate Central Texas’s fast growing veteran population across 39 counties.</p><p>The clinic currently serves 23,000 veterans. The VA hopes to increase that number to 30,000 by 2025 with the expanded facilities, according to Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System spokeswoman Deborah Meyer.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:53:37 +0000 Natalie Krebs 8321 at http://kut.org Austin's New Outpatient VA Clinic is the Largest in the Country Austin's Uninsured Food Workers Might Get Some Relief http://kut.org/post/austins-uninsured-food-workers-might-get-some-relief <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; ">Austin's food scene is booming, but how are its workers faring?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">The city has long had </span>HAAM<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;"> (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians) as a stopgap for musicians without health care. As Austin’s food scene rises to national prominence, Karla </span>Loeb<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;"> and her partner Brian </span>Stubbs<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;"> have seen a similar need for the city's chefs, busboys, servers and even farmers.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:15:18 +0000 Luke Quinton 7955 at http://kut.org Austin's Uninsured Food Workers Might Get Some Relief