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Hobby Center for the Study of Texas
Rice University
PO Box 1892
MS 202
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4208
e-mail: hobbycenter@rice.edu 

 

 

 Projections of the Use of the Hazlewood Benefit
The Texas Veterans Commission contracted with the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas in order to project the number of potential users of the Hazlewood Exemption in the coming years. These projections are based on an understanding of the underlying demographic characteristics of the veteran population and their households, now and in the future.  

   Projections of the Use of the Hazlewood Benefit   (August 2015)

 Assessment of the Projections of Hazlewood Benefit Use for 2015 and 2016  (January 2017)

 Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge
The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas' latest work explores the challenges of population growth, aging, and racial/ethnic diversification on Texas and the implications of those changes for educational infrastructure, healthcare services, business and economic activity, transportation and other topics.  In a review of the book, Texas Monthly's Michael Ennis writes that, " Changing Texas should be the catalyst for some serious thinking." This work was supported by grants from the Meadows Foundation and the Greater Texas Foundation.

 Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge (February 2014).

 The Impact of the Affordable Care Act for Texas
The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas prepared the first county-level estimates of changes in the healthcare uninsured population. Prepared with support from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of San Antonio, these estimates show the likely impacts given the policies of the Affordable Care Act and three different assumptions concerning the implementation and acceptance of the law. 

 Estimates of the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Texas Counties (April 2012).