DFWHC Press Statement on King vs Burwell


IRVING, TX – The following Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) press statement was issued today by DFWHC President and Chief Executive Officer W. Stephen Love:

“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Burwell in the King vs. Burwell case today. Hospitals within the DFW Hospital Council and throughout the nation are glad the high court supported the arguments of the government. For Texas, this means almost one million of our fellow citizens will continue receiving tax subsidies to help them purchase health insurance on the insurance marketplace because we are a federally facilitated exchange. This is very important for Texas as we lead the nation in the amount of uninsured citizens and we did not expand Medicaid. Many working Texans struggle to make monthly expenses and cannot afford health care. Hopefully, we can continue our efforts to provide coverage and access for our fellow citizens.”

DFWHC is an 88 hospital and 95 associate member trade association with more than 45 years of service to North Texas healthcare. Governed by a Board of Trustees made up of hospital executive officers, the hospital trade association is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care.

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June 25, 2015

Chris Wilson
(972) 719-4900