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An unscientific poll

| May 4, 2017 | Texas

This morning I had the pleasure to speak to a retirement community home as their breakfast speaker. About 55 residents were there and I was explaining why hospitals were against the American Health Care Act even with the Amendments. Many of the people were very conservative and asked excellent questions...[ Read More ]

Column: AHCA could ravage funding for Medicaid in Texas

| Mar 22, 2017 | Texas

On Thursday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the AHCA would end the enhanced Medicaid federal funding for future expansion populations, beginning in 2020, and transition the...[ Read More ]

Kaiser poll has interesting numbers on the ACA

| Feb 28, 2017 | Texas

The latest Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll conducted February 13-19 has some fascinating key findings. The findings include: • Attitudes towards the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have shifted with a larger share of 48 percent reporting a favorable opinion towards the law than reporting unfavorable (42 percent). This is...[ Read More ]

Column: Guiding Principles for a Bipartisan Bill

| Feb 21, 2017 | Texas

We continue to hear sporadic news from Washington, D.C. regarding the Affordable Care Act. “Repeal and Replace,” “Repeal and Restore,” “Repeal and Repair,” “Don’t End but Mend”–the slogans are many. Hopefully, our country’s leadership will garner bipartisan support to craft a fair and equitable bill to help all American residents....[ Read More ]

Guest Column: Let’s Swim in Circles for the New Year

| Dec 30, 2016 | Texas

While looking out of the window of my office in Las Colinas during the cold weather the past two weeks, I noticed ducks swimming in very tight circles on the pond adjacent to our office building. Somewhat intrigued by this odd behavior, I went online for research about this activity....[ Read More ]