Dr. Dean Cannon, Medical Director of Community Health Choice was interviewed about the difference that healthcare coverage makes in people's lives by DJ KG Smooth of Access Houston. Dr. Cannon even shared his personal story about the importance of healthcare coverage in his own life.  Listen to hear the full radio segment.
If you've ever gotten "commercial" insurance through an employer, commonly called ESI or Employer Sponsored Insurance, you had a relatively brief window to enroll in health care coverage. Whether you signed up when you were hired, or when you became eligible, you were given anywhere from a day to...
I keep hearing that people on Medicaid have far worse access to providers compared to those insured by other means of coverage. These notions have been fueled in Texas by a Texas Medical Association (TMA) report released in 2012 which continues to be misrepresented as stating that only 31%...
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...
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...
As the 83rd session of the Texas State Legislature wraps up, health care solutions are still in flux. Neither the House nor the Senate found a way to unequivocally enact better access to smarter, more effective health services, and deliver a resulting bill for the governor’s signature. However, many leaders...
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...
Five Steps to Improving the Health Care Safety Net in Texas The future of our health care system may be uncertain right now, but the way I see it, here are the five major things we need do to dramatically improve the health care safety net here in Texas.  Over...