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...
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...
New health center sites in Texas will share more than $5 million in Affordable Care Act funding from U.S. Health & Human Services. The funds to eight community and healthcare organizations across the state are expected to serve nearly 30,000 new patients, said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The Texas funds are part...
Learn how a major Texas hospital saves lives and money through an innovative Medicaid program, via this Memorial Hermann DSRIP Medicaid Innovation video and the patient story below. The following story is provided with the permission of Memorial Hermann and the people featured: Here is an opportunity to learn more about...
Karen Love, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Partnerships at Community Health Choice, was a panelist at the January 15th One Voice Texas Healthcare & Behavioral Health Educational Forum in Austin, Texas. In this first week of the opening session of the 84th Legislature, Karen spoke compellingly about the difference health...