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Texas hospitals make bid to expand health insurance

Proposal intended to provide coverage to 6 million uninsured Does Medicaid by any other name solve the uninsured problem in Texas? The Texas Hospital Association launched a campaign along with civic and business leaders Monday to develop a method for providing health insurance to the 6 million Texans who currently don't have it. Most of [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 January 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Manatt on Health Reform

Enrollment and coverage expansion tops the new this week. Federal officials announced 6.5 million people have enrolled through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and released the first in a monthly series of detailed reports on health plan selection by state. State-based Marketplaces began releasing promising enrollment numbers for “coverage as of January 1.” And Medicaid expansion activity [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Healthcare Hitch: Will An Alternative To Medicaid Expansion Pass The Statehouse?

Can common sense trump partisan politics? The question is especially apropos these days in Texas, which accounts for about 25 percent of the 4 million Americans who would gain health insurance if their state’s lawmakers expanded Medicaid. The healthcare industry knows how unlikely that is to happen in the Lone Star State, where the Legislature will [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:09+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Abbott signals willingness to consider Medicaid expansion

In a recent private meeting with Houston-area state lawmakers, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott brought up a topic so radioactive in Texas politics that even the mention of it caught the room off guard, according to three of those present. The longtime attorney general, who made a name for himself by suing President Barack Obama and his [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Texas Association of Business faces tough fights in Legislature

The last thing the Texas Association of Business wants from the 2015 Texas Legislature is a cut in the business tax. Long before lawmakers provide tax relief, the organization’s president Bill Hammond explained, the TAB’s 4,000 businesses and 200 chambers of commerce would prefer to see some responsible governing, including more transportation spending, health insurance [...]

2017-05-25T13:12:10+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments