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Other Voices

Should insurance companies require patients to “fail first” on wrong drugs?

Immediately after I was diagnosed with MS in 2012, my neurologist prescribed an oral disease-modifying drug that had been recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, my health insurance company required me to try and fail on an older, injectable drug before they would cover the oral therapy. I still have not been able to take the medication my doctor believes will best control my disease.

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Fund Texas’ parks and bring Palo Pinto Park to life

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will provide a wonderful setting for hiking, camping, fishing and exploring. And because it is only a little more than an hour from Fort Worth, it will be a simple day trip for thousands of Metroplex residents. But the Legislature must appropriate money for the final work before the park can open.

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Texas must act now to repair recent damage to Public Information Act

The Texas Public Information Act presumes all government records are available to the public, unless there’s a specific exception preventing release of the document. But two state Supreme Court decisions in 2015, known as the Boeing ruling and the Greater Houston Partnership ruling, have put many government financial records off limits to public scrutiny.

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‘Bathroom bill’ protects privacy of women and children

The Texas Privacy Act designates separate showers, locker rooms and restrooms for males and females in public schools, colleges, universities and government facilities. Unless we define boundaries, young men who are “curious” or hold more nefarious goals will be free to experiment, while girls and parents are left legally powerless.

Videos

TCU's Dixon breaks down the win over UCF

TCU men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon discusses Tuesday's 68-53 win over Central Florida the moved the Horned Frogs on to the NIT championship game Thursday against Georgia Tech. Video by Jimmy Burch
jburch@star-telegram.com
TCU's Dixon breaks down the win over UCF 0:44

TCU's Dixon breaks down the win over UCF

TCU's Brodziansky on outshining UCF's Tacko Fall 0:28

TCU's Brodziansky on outshining UCF's Tacko Fall

TCU's Williams on his second-half motivation in NIT win over UCF 0:19

TCU's Williams on his second-half motivation in NIT win over UCF

TCU freshman pitcher makes good on first career start 0:50

TCU freshman pitcher makes good on first career start