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The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion?

Texas left $100 billion on the table by failing to expand Medicaid, gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke has said. Health policy fellow Vivian Ho believes it could be more, citing the multiplier effect. "Federal dollars the state would not receive otherwise ... boost the economy in general," she told the Austin American Statesman. | Jan. 17, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

Travel bans may have limited impact on Omicron's spread

“By the time we identify a new variant, it’s already gone global,” fellow Peter Hotez tells Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, in light of concerns over the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the announcement of new travel bans instated for the U.S. Watch or read the recap of their conversation in the Houston Chronicle. | Nov. 30, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

Investing in the health of military veterans

Center for Health and Biosciences director Rola El-Serag joined Houston Public Media to discuss the health of military veterans. | Nov. 11, 2021, 1:09 p.m.

Vaccines: The myths fueling mistrust

Vaccines prevent millions of deaths each year. Why are so many reluctant to get COVID-19 vaccines now? Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy, addresses the factors underlying vaccine hesitancy for Rice Magazine. | Oct. 31, 2021, 5:24 p.m.