Guest Blogger, Karen Love, Senior Vice President, CHC Texas Representative Sylvester Turner, District 139, held a press conference earlier this month, calling for increased spending for crucial mental health care. I was honored to stand with Representative Turner, alongside Houston-area leaders such as Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Houston Police...
Many people have asked me what I think of the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The simple answer is that, despite my reservations about some parts of the bill, it is potentially great news for Texans. Official estimates are that the ACA...
I applaud Sen. Tommy Williams for his OpEd piece in Saturday’s Houston Chronicle where he calls for our state to implement a Texas solution to health care reform, saying that we need to introduce co-pays for Medicaid, establish reimbursement rates designed to encourage quality patient outcomes, expand managed care...
I am honored to have had the opportunity to sit down with the Houston Chronicle editorial board last week and talk with them about Texas-style health care reform and the need for the Medicaid expansion here in Texas. Today, they released an editorial piece in support of a “middle...
Following is a re-posting of the publicly accessible portion of a R&D Report from the Quorum Report, with all applicable copyright protections. The conclusion of this post contains details on how to access the entire report. March 5, 2013      3:56 PM MOORHEAD & BUJANDA: IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT...
Texas-style Health Care Reform covers all the bases with a smart, balanced and pragmatic approach to: Cover everyone Build Personal Accountability Consolidate Program Funding Transform the Provider Payment Policy. Details of implementing this plan continue to be shaped by the unfolding conversation. Specific examples of putting a New, Healthy Texas...
Rep. Garnet Coleman and Sen. Rodney Ellis speak out about the state of health care in Texas. Excerpts: "One of the biggest challenges Texas must address is our health care crisis and the plight of the uninsured in our state. At long last, we have a historic opportunity to make real...
Rep. John Zerwas calls for a "Texas-sized, Texas-based and Texas-owned solution." "If negotiated successfully, Texas stands to pilot a new way of serving the remaining population already enrolled in Medicaid. This is an opportunity to not only roll the new population into our state's health care system in a sustainable...