Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Care Act’

So, you have a Health Literate Health Care Organization…or do you?

In honor of October being Health Literacy Month, the DFWHC Foundation posted the following guest blog. By Brennan Lewis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PCNS-BC Many of you have likely heard the phrase “health literacy” in one capacity or another, but what exactly do we mean when we discuss it? According to the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

Was it good for Texas to decline Medicaid expansion?

WFAA Ch. 8 Reporter David Schechter tackled the thorny issue of Texas Medicaid expansion during an extended news segment broadcast last night. With the state having a chance in 2013 to drastically expand healthcare coverage to 1.5 million of the poorest Texans, it emphatically said no. The question Schechter asked was a simple one – […]

Health insurance for Texas children expected to be extended

In a story in this morning’s Dallas Morning News, Texas officials received some good pre-holiday tidings. They may not have to send out health insurance cancellation letters to nearly half a million kids three days before Christmas. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday said it’s very likely to give Texas enough […]

A Christmas to remember? Could 400,000 children lose health coverage?

More than 400,000 Texas kids might lose their health coverage right before Christmas, according to The Dallas Morning News in a report yesterday. The state needs $90 million more in federal funding or else it will cut off the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on January 31, and will send notices about the program’s end […]

Senate unveils health care bill

The closely guarded Senate health care bill written behind closed doors has become public. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only have a […]

Jenkins details HIEs at today’s TWU conference

DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President Kristin Jenkins discussed “Value Equation for Information Exchanges: Outcomes and Analytics” today in Dallas during the Texas Woman’s University’s (TWU) inaugural conference “Engaged, Competent Health Care: It Takes a Community … and Informatics.” Jenkins is one of 12 speakers today during an educational event emphasizing the future of informatics. An […]

Foundation’s Jenkins to discuss analytics at TWU April 7 conference

DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation President Kristin Jenkins will discuss “Value Equation for Information Exchanges: Outcomes and Analytics” during an April 7 conference at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Dallas. Jenkins is one of 12 speakers during “Engaged, Competent Health Care: It Takes a Community … and Informatics,” an inaugural conference emphasizing the future of […]

UT Dallas to host “Healthcare Policy in the Trump Administration” on Feb. 6

The University of Texas Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management will host the educational event “Healthcare Policy in the Trump Administration” on February 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Davidson Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, the seminar will be highlighted by a panel discussion to include Dr. Michael Burgess […]

Report reveals Texas Medicaid expansion would improve behavioral health care

In Texas, 406,000 uninsured people with a mental illness or substance use disorder had incomes that could qualify them for expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014. A report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services yesterday revealed the state of Texas would greatly improve access to behavioral health services […]

Report shows Medicaid expansion can improve behavioral health care access

Nearly two million low-income uninsured people with a substance use disorder or a mental illness lived in states that had not yet expanded Medicaid in 2014. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that states can greatly improve access to behavioral health services for residents by expanding Medicaid under […]