DCEO Healthcare details coverage expansion following DFWHC event


Inspired by a panel discussion co-hosted by the DFW Hospital Council and Hall Render, D CEO Healthcare Editor Will Maddox posted a December 3 story detailing the difficulties of Medicaid expansion in Texas.

“Texas remains one of 14 states in the country that has yet to expand Medicaid, as its Republican leadership has refused to accept more federal money for expanding health insurance to more of our state’s poor families. DFW’s hospitals are behind Medicaid expansion, in part because Dallas is the largest city with the worst insured rate in the nation,” Maddox wrote.

Maddox was in attendance on November 5 for the DFWHC/Hall Render educational event “Coverage Expansion and Medicaid Waivers” with guest speakers Brian Neale and Tim Kennedy. Neale detailed his work in Indiana working under then-governor Mike Pence to expand Medicaid in 2015.

“Indiana elected officials at every level of state government were resistant to the mandated coverage expansion that was part of the Affordable Care Act, and even after expanding Medicaid was made optional, pushed hard against Medicaid expansion,” wrote Maddox.

You can read his full story here.