Less than two weeks before a major component of the Affordable Care Act goes live, Gov. Rick Perry is directing the Texas Department of Insurance to further regulate so-called health insurance navigators. It’s a move that’s not sitting well with some Texas Democrats, but that’s especially true for the man who wrote the bill Perry says authorizes his actions in the first place. Democratic Sen. Kirk Watson says his bill was meant to make it easier for Texans to get health insurance, not harder.

 

CANDIDATE CONVERSATION

We continued our Candidate Conversation series with Austin-area businesswoman Jade Chang Sheppard, who is one of three Democrats running for House District 50.

CUTS AND CONSEQUENCES

And in Washington, embers of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before the House Armed Services Committee. Our Washington bureau reporter looked at their warnings about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military.