Healthcare.gov, the online health insurance marketplace, debuted in English and with limitations. One of those limitations was linguistic - in our increasingly ethnically diverse nation, the Marketplace was still English-language only. Now vastly improved, with numerous technical glitches solved, Healthcare.gov is helping hundreds of thousands of Americans find affordable...
A New Healthy Texas launched as a policy discussion moderated by non-profit healthcare CEO Ken Janda. Janda's original mission was to separate truth from myth, and provide insight and clarity to the complex subject of healthcare reform. A New Healthy Texas grew to include other voices, and has resulted in the...
Wondering whether to chill out (or freak out) this summer over proposed health insurance premium rate increases? Here are resources that provide insights into ACA Marketplace rates in Texas. This PDF is a snapshot showing current coverage categories for Texans. For example, how many Texans have Employer-Sponsored Insurance and how...
Tim Schauer, a long time government relations leader and an acknowledged healthcare wonk, keeps us updated with news and insight from the 84th Legislative session. Read Tim’s original legislative updates via the Harris County Health Alliance, as well as here on A New Healthy Texas. Follow Tim (we do) on Twitter at https://twitter.com/schauertim.
Community health clinics My colleague Karen Love has been recognized as for her "Outstanding Author Contribution" in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Your chapter was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2014. Abstract Purpose Community health...
Did you know a bipartisan national bill is the source of tax changes in recent years? Yes: Republicans and Democrats voted together for the changes. But you might believe something different, since inaccurate statements about tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been floating around the internet for...
DSRIP The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) pool, one component of the 1115 Waiver initiative, has become an essential part of Texas’ healthcare safety net. The DSRIP pool is a mechanism to fund innovative health care projects that improve the care, quality and access for low income and uninsured...
Our colleague Tim Schauer continues his weekly series with today's spotlight on the budget under consideration by the governor and the 84th Texas legislature. Tim says: "In an effort to express Texas’ values and aspirations, there have been numerous recommendations on what to do this year. The discussions have included...