Two of Texas’ top health officials fielded questions from AARP members during a recent telephone town hall focused on COVID-19, remarking on the importance of social distancing and explaining steps that state agencies are taking to serve people in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s March 31 order extending social distancing guidelines through the end of April means the Lone Star State will be operating in its new normal for at least one more month.
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spreading around the world, sparking anxiety and questions about the respiratory disease. AARP Texas wants to help you get answers to your most urgent questions.
To help Texas combat the COVID-19 healthcare crisis and to improve health outcomes for older persons, AARP Texas has called on Governor Greg Abbott to bolster health coverage statewide by seeking a temporary expansion of Medicaid.
With the world’s current situation, we are all being advised to stay home and practice social distancing. This means we should avoid crowded places. While you may have the necessities, how will you keep yourself entertained? Binge-watching online media like movies and shows could be your solution but it isn’t the only thing you can do. Staying at home does not have to feel like complete isolation. If you need some suggestions, we at AARP Texas are here to help.
Lisa Rodriguez, who has led AARP’s work in San Antonio for the past decade, has been named Manager of Outreach and Advocacy for the nationwide nonprofit’s Texas operations. In her new role, Rodriguez will lead a team of seven staff and hundreds of volunteers in communities throughout the state.
In 1968, Bill Maness was serving on a U.S. Navy diesel submarine that ran highly classified surveillance missions in the waters near war-struck Vietnam.
Texas cracked down on the practice of surprise medical billing this year under a measure approved overwhelmingly by the Texas Legislature and signed by Governor Greg Abbott. The new law, commonly known as Senate Bill 1264, seeks to protect people in state-regulated health plans from getting outrageous charges for out-of-network care.
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