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Take mental health out of the shadows — talk about it

Imagine: 11-year-old Johnny falls during a game and breaks his arm. An ambulance rushes him to the emergency room, where the broken bone is set and a cast applied. Johnny takes a selfie and posts to Instagram, while Mom checks-in on Facebook, thanking friends and family for their calls and support. Johnny attends school the [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Take mental health out of the shadows — talk about it

We need a Texas solution for coverage gap

Texas’ decision not to accept federal funds to expand health coverage not only leaves our most vulnerable populations without access to coverage, it also threatens important safety net providers in our community. In 2010, Congress created a temporary health center trust fund to help centers expand sites and services to cover those newly insured under [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on We need a Texas solution for coverage gap

Time to drop the politics and provide health care to Texas

Two years ago the Texas Legislature, cowed by veto threats from Gov. Rick Perry, turned down billions of dollars in health care funding from the federal government. It was sacrificed on the altar of politics — that is, the desire to do anything possible to make the Affordable Care Act a failure — without much [...]

2015-01-12T22:00:13+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Time to drop the politics and provide health care to Texas

Governors Consider Alternatives to Coverage Expansion

The Washington Times (12/29, Howell) reports that as states consider whether to expand Medicaid under the ACA, they are also considering how they will cover the cost of the expansion as the Federal government’s support begins to taper off in 2017. Under the law, in 2017, “the federal share would drop to 95 percent, and [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Governors Consider Alternatives to Coverage Expansion

Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 legislative agenda includes support for the Texas Way

Dallas Regional Chamber Legislative Agenda The Dallas Regional Chamber serves the business community of the most populated metropolitan area in Texas and will actively advocate for legislation that will positively impact business and quality of life in our region. Dallas/Fort Worth is home to the largest workforce in the state, producing $420 billion in gross [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 legislative agenda includes support for the Texas Way

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 legislative agenda includes support for the Texas Way

The Chamber’s Board of Directors approved the 2015 State Legislative Agenda, addressing three key areas of focus to prepare for as the session approaches in January. The Legislative Agenda outlines the areas that the Chamber will place its focus on advocacy that will have the most impact for propelling business success, based on what legislation [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 legislative agenda includes support for the Texas Way

Landing federal health care money

What’s the biggest obstacle to drawing billions of federal dollars for the medically uninsured in Texas? Think of those politically radioactive terms Obamacare andMedicaid. Some Texas Republicans have based careers on gnashing their teeth at the very mention. They depict themselves as anti-Washington warriors defending Lone Star principles of self-reliance. They vow to battle provisions [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Landing federal health care money

Lawmakers Stare Down Blurry Path As Prominent County Judges Urge ‘Texas Way’ To Cover Uninsured

On Thursday, Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, sat facing the two leaders of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and held up a sheet of paper showing how the state’s Medicaid expenditures have increased by nearly $37 billion since 1990. “To those of you who are out there who can’t see this, that’s the [...]

2015-01-12T21:33:38+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Lawmakers Stare Down Blurry Path As Prominent County Judges Urge ‘Texas Way’ To Cover Uninsured

Time’s Right for a Reset on Health Care

It’s been a bad, bad month for Obamacare. And that may be just what Texas needs. We’ve been at loggerheads with the feds since health reform was enacted four years ago, and the state is paying a price. Texas rejected billions in federal dollars to extend Medicaid coverage to low-income residents. And the governor did [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Time’s Right for a Reset on Health Care

Hospitals seek a Texas Way to expand Medicaid

Expanding Medicaid may be anathema to Texas political leaders. For hospitals, though, it would be a godsend. Baylor University Medical Center lost $172.8 million on uncompensated care last year. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas reported uncompensated care of $86.5 million. Methodist Dallas Medical Center reported $154.7 million. And Parkland Health and Hospital System reported $1.488 [...]

2015-01-13T00:15:57+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Hospitals seek a Texas Way to expand Medicaid