November 22, 2022 Texas Standard: Low Income Hospital Patients Not Getting Financial Assistance.

Here are the stories on the Texas Standard for Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Needy hospital patients do not receive the financial assistance they need

Unexpected medical bills can wreak havoc, especially among the 26 million people in the United States without health insurance. However, even for those with coverage, an unexpected bill can be a huge setback. For low-income and uninsured patients, financial assistance programs from non-profit hospitals can be a lifeline if approved. Melanie Evans, co-author of this story, joins us today.

Growing surge in nursing jobs

Registered nurse vacancies in Texas have more than tripled since the start of the pandemic, rising from 6% in 2019 to 17% now. Sarah Willa Ernst of Houston Public Media explains that the state’s latest data shows us just how bad the nursing shortage has become.

Beyond football: what else to see this Thanksgiving

Many of us spend most of Thanksgiving in front of the TV. All the old reserves are there, but if you want to mix things up a bit, Caitlin McFarland and Laura Kincaid from the ATX Television Festival have a few suggestions.

Texas case challenging Indian Child Protection Act

The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case rooted in Texas that could lead to a long-standing measure meant to protect Native American children being found unconstitutional. Keith Fort, director of the Indian Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law, joins us to talk about this case and its implications.

Mariachi Extravaganza: Meet the participants in this year’s Super Mariachi Bowl.

Once a year, crowds of young people and their parents head to the Lila Cockrell Theater on the San Antonio River to compete in an incredibly competitive music competition. Jack Morgan of Texas Public Radio has more.

Dallas wants to relocate homeless people from camps to housing. But trust is not enough

In Dallas, according to KERA’s Christopher Connelly, the city is increasingly focusing on moving people from camps to housing. But he found that it required trust, which is often lacking.

All of that, plus a roundup of the state of the Texas Newsroom and Shelley Brisbin with “Texas Talk”.

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