Ashley Lopez

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In Texas, 2 Big Problems Collide: Uninsured People And An Uncontrolled Pandemic

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Nearly 700,000 Texans have lost health insurance during the pandemic, and the state already had more uninsured people than any other. Many Texans with COVID-19 symptoms hesitate to seek treatment.


With COVID-19 Cases Surging, Uninsured Texans Have Few Health Care Options

Friday, July 24, 2020

Texas has the most uninsured people in the U.S. – close to 20% of its population. They face a lot of unknowns about how to get and pay for health care if infected. Texas hospitals are affected, too.


Will Reopening Plans Change As COVID-19 Cases Spike In Sunbelt States?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas are under pressure to do something as coronavirus cases rapidly rise. We check in with reporters in those states to see if policies are being modified.


Delays In Naturalization Ceremonies May Strip Thousands Of A Chance To Vote In 2020

Monday, June 01, 2020

Thousands of people were scheduled to become U.S. citizens in the last few months and hoped to vote in the presidential election. But naturalization ceremonies have been suspended due to the pandemic.


Texas Voters Are Caught In The Middle Of A Battle Over Mail-In Voting

Friday, May 29, 2020

Even as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they're scared of going to the polls.


With Naturalizations On Hold, Potential New Voters Sit On Sidelines

Thursday, May 28, 2020

An estimated 860,000 people were set to become citizens this year — with many also expected to become first-time voters. But the pandemic has put a temporary halt to naturalization ceremonies.


Texas Judge Set To Order State To Allow All Voters To Request Mail-In Ballots

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Texas has one of the strictest vote-by-mail programs in the country. Democrats have sued, saying such rules don't work during a public health emergency.


Super Tuesday Could Show Just How Blue Texas Is Turning

Monday, March 02, 2020

For Texas Democrats, the state's Super Tuesday primary could help define the shape of a party that's on the rise after more than two decades of being shut out of power.


Texas Holds Super Tuesday Primary Amid Democratic Party Changes

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A wave of newcomers is transforming the Texas political map, potentially making the state more competitive for Democrats. Will Texas Democrats remain as moderate as they historically have been?


Texas' Decision Not To Prioritize Census Could Come At A Financial Cost

Monday, February 10, 2020

Texas is growing but whether the 2020 census depicts that depends on how well the count goes. For political reasons, state leaders did not prioritize the effort and some worry that could backfire.


Advocates Say Texas Wants To Curb College Students' Political Power

Thursday, January 02, 2020

A new Texas law that makes it harder to open polling places on college campuses is being challenged in court as young voters become more politically active in the state.


Texas Set To Implement Tough Surprise Billing Law After Loophole Gets Shot Down

Friday, December 20, 2019

Texas will enact a law on Jan. 1 to prevent consumers from getting hit with surprise medical bills. The law survived last-minute efforts to write rules that would have gutted it.


Law To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills In Texas Proves Hard To Enact

Monday, November 25, 2019

Texas passed a bipartisan law against surprise medical billing, but advocates warn that a proposed rule could severely weaken it, continuing to allow surprise bills in many situations.


For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

Monday, November 18, 2019

Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the ground war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state.


As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Austin City Council is defying Texas state legislators, setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women who seek abortions pay for attendant costs, such as transportation or child care.


Some Fear Undercount As Texas Decides Not To Spend Money On 2020 Census

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Despite the fact that the state has experienced massive population growth in the past decade, officials in Texas have decided not to allocate money or make statewide plans for the upcoming census.


Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.


Texas Cracks Down On Surprise Medical Billing

Monday, June 17, 2019

Texas is the latest state to pass a law to shield patients from surprise medical bills. These bills are often sent to patients who unintentionally go out of network, sometimes in emergencies.


Texas Voting Chief Who Led Botched Voter Purge Resigns

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Secretary of State David Whitley was behind an effort to remove alleged noncitizens from the state's voter rolls. He resigned Monday as the Texas Legislature's session came to a close.


After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting

Monday, April 22, 2019

After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.