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Health Insurance Coverage is the Key to Health Care Quality

Special to Medical Journal – Houston By TED SHAW, President/CEO, Texas Hospital Association From ongoing education and training of hospital personnel to reengineered processes and technology, improving health care quality and safety within a hospital is a multi-faceted and resource-intensive commitment. All Texas hospitals, regardless of their size, location or ownership status, understand this and [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Health Insurance Coverage is the Key to Health Care Quality

Doctors Push for Health Care for Those in ‘Coverage Gap’

SAN ANTONIO - A group of area doctors has spearheaded a push to provide health care coverage for those who fall into an insurance coverage gap. Doctors for Social Responsibility have come up with a solution called "Texas Way." "The enrollees are going to have to come up with some co-pays, they're going to have to [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Doctors Push for Health Care for Those in ‘Coverage Gap’

Wolff Urges ‘Texas Way’ to Get Health Insurance

SAN ANTONIO -- Could there be a way to get more Texans subsidies on their health insurance? Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says there is. It's called the "Texas Way." Wolff and the so-called "Doctors for Social Responsibility" are urging the Texas legislature and governor to pass it. The plan would expand Medicaid with a [...]

2015-02-12T16:50:21+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Wolff Urges ‘Texas Way’ to Get Health Insurance

On health care, Texas can do better

By: Ted Shaw President/CEO, Texas Hospital Association Conservative lawmakers have long promoted health savings accounts as one of the best ways to reform our health care system. Indeed, the national Republican Party platform says that the government “must” promote health savings accounts. And with good reason. HSAs are highly effective both at helping health care [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on On health care, Texas can do better

Editorial: Texas Way is a viable alternative

A question in Texas has been whether to expand Medicaid or find a palatable alternative that accomplishes the same thing. Consider: -If you have health insurance, your premium is $1,800 higher because of those who are without insurance. -Bexar County pays $52 million to $58 million yearly for CareLink to provide indigent care. -By refusing [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 February 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Editorial: Texas Way is a viable alternative

SA Medical Foundation: Resolution Supporting Texas Way

The San Antonio Medical Foundation released the following resolution in support of the Texas Way program: WHEREAS, Texas has the highest rate of residents without health insurance (23%) in the country and Bexar County has a rate of uninsured of 27 percent; and WHEREAS, More than one point one million low-wage working Texans have no [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 February 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off on SA Medical Foundation: Resolution Supporting Texas Way

Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Endorses the Texas Way

Resolution of the Governing Board in support of The Texas Way, a private market-based health insurance coverage program that will help low-income Texans have better, more affordable insurance options. This initiative encourages the Texas Legislature to leverage federal funds to develop a private health insurance option for low-income Texans who are ineligible for insurance through [...]

2015-01-28T17:45:21+00:00 January 28th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Endorses the Texas Way

In Arkansas, Cost To Insure Working Poor Through ‘Private Option’ Dropping Each Month

First, a bit of background here: One of the top concerns for adopting an alternative for Medicaid expansion is, of course, rising costs. Expanding Medicaid, as has been reported here, is impossible in Texas during this 84th Legislative Session. The lawmakers aren’t going to hear it. An alternative, however, has legs. The Obama administration has granted [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 January 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on In Arkansas, Cost To Insure Working Poor Through ‘Private Option’ Dropping Each Month

Abbott visits Valley, talks about expanded access to health care

Gov announces grant to med school EDINBURG — Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he will put forth proposals to expand access to health care and improve quality while managing its cost in an effort to increase the number of doctors across the state. “To build healthier families in the Rio Grande Valley, we need [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Abbott visits Valley, talks about expanded access to health care