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...
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...
During his "State of the County" address this week, Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County's chief executive, joked that Harris County contains more people than Iowa and New Hampshire, combined. His serious point was not political:  it was a reference to the stewardship of governing for the millions of lives in...
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...
Welcome to the 60 Minute Challenge for understanding how to solve Texas’ health coverage issues, reducing the percentage of uninsured Texans from 24% to under 10%. We won’t actually solve all the issues in an hour, but we can have a clearer, better understanding of what the real issues...
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 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...