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This year, there's no political fireworks or high-octane drama like the 2011 fight over women’s health care and abortion in Texas. Democrats will not die on the sword of bringing Planned Parenthood back into the fold, and Republicans will not put up additional barriers to women’s access to care.

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The American public for years paid physicians millions of dollars in Medicare bonuses to treat the medically needy. Here's how one reporter told that story.

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Parkland Memorial Hospita has for years been one of the state’s worst-performing hospitals on a broad federal measure of patient safety, a Dallas Morning News analysis shows. Hospital representatives accepted the accuracy of the calculations, but they questioned how well the data reflected actual performance and current hospital conditions. 

 
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To identify rates of potentially preventable medical harm, The Dallas Morning News  analyzed nearly 9 million patient-level records from hospitals across Texas.

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Data security experts have discredited de-identification as a privacy method for medical records and other personal information, but the Texas health department (Texas Department of State Health Services) has sold and given away Texas hospital-patient data since 1999 using de-identification. The agency even sells exact patient data, including date of birth, to those passing a committee review of their "research project." Such data is not restricted to university or healthcare center researchers. 

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