New report: Texas has highest rate of uninsured people in the nation
Sara Gentzler | Dec 14, 2018 | Texas
Last week, the House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse released its committee report outlining policy recommendations for the 86th Texas Legislature. The 13-member committee was charged with studying the impact and prevalence of substance use in Texas, reviewing policies and programs to reduce substance abuse, and delivering best-practice
The legislature still doesn't start for two months, but things are already moving. Pre-filed legislation is out, as are rider reports from the last session budget. There is even a comical faux Twitter account for projected-to-be-new Speaker Dennis Bonnen. With things afoot in Austin, we're also gearing up for our 2019 Texas State
This week marks the first release of legislation filed by members ahead of the 2019 legislative session. In the first two days, there were already 45 bills related to health and health care submitted for review. Some of those bills are relatively straight forward and more administrative in nature. For example,
Representative John Zerwas, MD was the Chairman of the Texas House Appropriations Committee for the 2017-2018 biennium and a is a practicing physician. He joins us for this edition of "What They're Watching" to talk about value based care. We’re still very much a “sick care” sort of mentality in terms
In a November report to Governor Abbott, the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) submitted its 2019-2020 update to the Texas State Health Plan. The November update builds on the 2017-2022 Texas State Health Plan which focuses largely on supporting primary and mental health care in the state. The purpose
The Health Care Cost Institute’s (HCCI) new Healthy Marketplace Index reveals wide disparities in health care prices across the country. The analysis evaluated 1.78 billion commercial claims in 112 metro areas across the United States to compare the average prices paid for specific health care services. The commercial claims evaluated were from 2012-2016.