Upcoming Conference
Colorado - Virtual, November 17, 2020

Over 100 organizations already registered for North Texas State of Reform event

DJ Wilson | Oct 1, 2020 | Texas

  We are looking forward to seeing a few hundred of our best friends in Texas health care and health policy next week at the 2020 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We get about half of our registration in the last week or so. And, since we're...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for 2020 North Texas Conference now available!

Michael Goldberg | Sep 21, 2020 | Texas

The Detailed Agenda for our 2020 North Texas State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on October 6th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to Texas. We are excited...[ Read More ]

Commonwealth Fund 2020 health care rankings

Haley Donwerth | Sep 11, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

The Commonwealth Fund released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance Sept. 11, offering a state-by-state comparison on a broad range of health indicators prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.     The new scorecard includes a total of 49 measurements, such as “Access and Affordability” which looks at rates...[ Read More ]

Medicaid enrollment increases through August 2020

Haley Donwerth | Sep 8, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Out of 39 total states reporting, Families USA said Utah has one of the highest percentage increases of Medicaid enrollments since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Utah saw a 13.7% increase in Medicaid enrollees from February 2020 to July 2020 - the second largest increase behind Kentucky’s 14.3% increase.    ...[ Read More ]

Public health impacts of Hurricane Laura

Haley Donwerth | Sep 3, 2020 | Texas

Before Hurricane Laura made landfall in August, it released 4 million extra pounds of pollution as refineries and other facilities shut down in preparation for the storm, sending it into the local Houston area.  Refineries have to shut down before a big storm, and before that happens they burn any...[ Read More ]

Hurricane Laura's impact on Texas' health care system during COVID-19

Haley Donwerth | Sep 1, 2020 | Texas

Hurricane Laura made landfall mid-August in Texas, putting a heavy toll on the state’s already struggling health care system.  The hurricane has put particular pressure on patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19, requiring hospital and care facility evacuations.     Lara Anton, press officer for the Texas Department of Health Services,...[ Read More ]

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