Healthcare for Texas seniors is addressed in a recent publication by the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Mosbacher Institute. The article explores some of the central barriers to effective healthcare and outlines policy changes to address them. The author notes that while Texas is growing proportionately older, the health challenges faced by many Texas seniors are also rising, particularly in rural areas. The inability to pay for care, hospital closures, and distance from providers are discussed as the greatest obstacles to healthcare for rural seniors.
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Health care for seniors in rural Texas is in jeopardy, The Dallas Morning News
Published in the current edition of The Takeaway, Bush School graduate student and The Texas Lyceum Research Fellow Sallie Sherman authored the policy brief, titled “The Senior Healthcare Divide in Texas,” and presented it at the quarterly meeting of the Texas Lyceum in Dallas. The research was supported by a research fellowship from The Texas Lyceum and supervised by Bush School professor Dr. Joanna Lahey.
The Takeaway is a publication of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School at Texas A&M University. The Texas Lyceum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders.