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The Texas constitution

Someone suggested I check out the state constitution for some fun reading. Did not disappoint. “RELIGIOUS TESTS. No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be […]

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The farm-to-market roads of Texas

As we drove into Texas, I saw the initials “FM” on many highway exit signs. There’s a whole roadway system connecting farms with their local market towns. | learn more

to your health

A $175 Covid-19 test, $2,479 in charges

“A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to […]

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When your health insurer monitors your sleep.

“Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night’s rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs. Experts say it’s part of the insurance industry playbook.” […]

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Maps are lying to you. 

Maps are lying to you. I still remember when it sunk in that our typical world map is one big lie. When a tour guide in Colombia told us that the country is bigger than Texas and California combined, I didn’t […]