I lead a safety net health plan in Texas, Community Health Choice, and I'm honored to give testimony today before the Texas House Select Committee on Mental Health about why Texas needs mental health parity. When our access and coverage opportunities for mental health needs are on par with, or...
Community and corporate wellness programs make a difference to people, companies, physicians, and potentially to the cost of health insurance. Learn more as Community Health Choice CEO Ken Janda speaks with Fox 26 reporter Sally MacDonald in a health care news segment partnership between Fox 26 Houston and Community...
It has been said “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In the ongoing barrage against evidence-based data and real reality, let’s see if we can bring some clarity to the conversation around the Health Insurance Marketplace, the exchange that allows consumers to pick health insurance plans and was...
We appreciate the forward-looking stewardship Judge Ed Emmett brings to his role as the leader of the most populous county in Texas. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his call for “more support from the State of Texas and through new strategies and partnerships” to address indigent...
The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is one of our contributing content partners on NHT. We're glad to feature their recent update on mental health policies and pending legislation that appeared in the Austin American Statesman. The link to the original article is below. Commentary: Legislators poised to make progress...
We appreciate the Texas Association of Business sponsoring an Austin billboard celebrating the "Texas-sized" savings Medicaid Managed Care has produced. Medicaid Managed Care is a success story, keeping costs down while increasing access to care and improving health outcomes. While Medicaid Managed Care in Texas still has room...
I was glad to speak with Houston Chronicle reporter Markian Hawryluk for today's story about healthcare funding: $4 billion in health care for poor Texans at risk as doubts rise about Medicaid agreement While healthcare policies can be complex, healthcare funding can be much more complex, particularly when differing ideologies...
Data from the states which have expanded Medicaid shows that if Texas expanded Medicaid, it would: Reduce state spending on programs for the uninsured See savings related to previously eligible Medicaid beneficiaries now eligible for the new adult group under expansion See revenue gains related to existing insurer or...