In a call for action to protect rural hospitals, six Texans have joined supporters from 10 other states on a 283-mille walk from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. “Nurses, doctors, pastors, local farmers, and even a CEO of a rural hospital have joined the walk,” says Laura Guerra-Cardus, M.D., Houston...
Did you know that the Texas Taxpayer "Burden" for health care is more than $40 billion annually? Below are links and documents sourcing the data used in the Texas Tribune op-ed about the taxpayer burden no one wants to lift: "Texas squanders $40 billion a year in taxpayer health care...
Community Health Choice CEO Ken Janda was interviewed about potential catastrophic outcomes from Affordable Care Act "repeal and delay" scenarios. Excerpts from the article are below, including Ken's concerns about higher costs for low-income Texans and increased "uncompensated care" for physicians and hospitals. The story can be read in full...
Dallas-based reporter Wade Goodwin tells the clear, compelling and heart-breaking story of Texas politicians blocking billions of dollars in healthcare and economic development. Goodwin's story uses Dallas' Parkland Hospital as an example of the kind of damage County Hospitals are suffering, and it mirrors experiences in Houston where hardworking...
Encouraging people to work - and contribute positively to communities and society at large - is a good thing. Encouraging hardworking Texans to work two and three extra jobs, just to escape a politicized gap in a law meant to help people... is a bad thing. Listen to her story,...
In Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State address Tuesday, he said “It’s not just our veterans who need better access to health care.” He’s right: all Texans need better access to health care, and with the combined leadership of Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, and Speaker Straus, supported...
Have you read this excellent explanation connecting the dots between behavioral health and why we need to expand Medicaid? Currently Medicaid in Texas mostly covers poor children. If we expanded Medicaid to cover more Texans, we could provide much better mental health services to those in need - often...