Health care

 Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

Texas Reps. Sheffield and Coleman discuss the opioid epidemic

The Texas Tribune hosted a conversation with state Reps. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville, Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, and Dr. Stephanie Jones from the UT Southwestern Medical Center. The discussion was moderated by Tribune health and human services reporter Marissa Evans.

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 Bas Silderhuis

State cancels health contracts with anti-abortion Heidi Group

Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials said in an email that “it has become clear that the Heidi Group is unable to come into compliance” and that the organization would no longer be part of the state’s Family Planning Program or the Healthy Texas Women program as of Dec. 11.

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