Posts Tagged ‘health insurance’

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 […]

Insure Health, Insure Texas!

With open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace having kicked off November 1, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation would like to recommend one of the easiest and most user-friendly sites at http://insurehealthtx.org/. “Insure Health, Insure Texas” is a campaign spearheaded by the Texas Hospital Association and implemented by hospitals with the goal of increasing the […]

Sign Up and Speak Out!

A special educational meeting “Sign Up and Speak Out” will take place this Saturday, March 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Foremost Family Health Center – Martin Luther King, Jr. at 2922-B, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Dallas. This event is free to all attendees and will cover new affordable health […]

Employer-sponsored Health Coverage – Big Impact

As more employers consider the increased cost of employee health insurance, the looming decision is whether or not to continue to offer coverage. “Between 2000 and 2011, the average annual employee-only premium more than doubled to $5,081 from $2,490. And during that period, the amount employees contributed toward premiums also skyrocketed, to $1,056 from $435,” […]

Employer-sponsored Health Coverage Decisions – Big Impact on Everyone

As more and more employers consider the increased cost of employee health insurance, the looming decision is whether or not to continue offering insurance coverage. “Between 2000 and 2011, the average annual employee-only premium more than doubled to $5,081 from $2,490. And during that period, the amount employees contributed toward premiums also skyrocketed, to $1,056 […]