I was honored to talk with Fox 26 Weekend Anchor Sally MacDonald about the need for more community-based health care solutions in Houston, Harris County, and throughout Texas. Sally and her producers conducted this interview in partnership with Community Impact Newspapers. Links to read more from the original story...
I am CEO at Community Health Choice, a non-profit HMO originally chartered by Harris County that provides managed care both via Marketplace coverage (the ACA or "Obamacare") and Medicaid plans. On behalf of Community, I'm honored to announce an innovative Medicaid maternity pilot program, in conjunction with UT Physicians,...
In its "31 Days, 31 Ways" special coverage, the Texas Tribune is dedicating August to highlight 31 pieces of important legislation from the recent 84th Texas Legislature. One of the thirty-one is the new Ombudsman position created as a safeguard for Texas' foster children. Thank you to everyone who helped...
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...
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...