Gray Reed & McGraw – Tax Reform Bill: Takeaways for Healthcare Practitioners

05/18/2018

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by Associate Members. This post was provided by Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP. For information, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. By Evie Lalangas and Dan Kroll of Gray Reed & McGraw LLP The new tax reform bill signed by President Trump at the end of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) has many … Read More

Love to speak during March 6 “Spotlight Series”

03/01/2018

The Pearson Partners International quarterly “Spotlight Series Breakfast” will take place next Tuesday, March 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the 17th floor of the Park City Club in Dallas. Titled “Healthcare Challenges: The Personal and Professional Impact,” the event will detail failed attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and how this could impact the … Read More

DFWHC’s Love to participate in Feb. 1 State of Reform event

01/24/2018

Discussing “A Vision for a Post-ACA Texas Health System,” DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love will speak at the State of Reform’s Second Annual Texas Health Policy Conference on February 1 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Love will be speaking with Dr. Chris Larson, owner and physician at Euphora Health; and Dr. Deane Waldman, … Read More

End of Year Spending Bill—healthcare is missing!

12/21/2017

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council While many are talking about the tax reform legislation ( passed yesterday ) this morning, some key elements missing from the Congressional end- of-year spending bill will impact providers and beneficiaries in healthcare. It appears the Children’s Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) permanent funding will be pushed into … Read More

Health insurance for Texas children expected to be extended

11/30/2017

In a story in this morning’s Dallas Morning News, Texas officials received some good pre-holiday tidings. They may not have to send out health insurance cancellation letters to nearly half a million kids three days before Christmas. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday said it’s very likely to give Texas enough additional money to keep its … Read More

A Christmas to remember? Could 400,000 children lose health coverage?

11/29/2017

More than 400,000 Texas kids might lose their health coverage right before Christmas, according to The Dallas Morning News in a report yesterday. The state needs $90 million more in federal funding or else it will cut off the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on January 31, and will send notices about the program’s end to families on December 22. … Read More

DFWHC raises serious concerns about Graham-Cassidy bill

09/19/2017

In a blog posted yesterday in State of Reform, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love expressed concern about the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill introduced last week. The bill is the latest attempt by Republicans in Congress to pass health care legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, widely known as “Obamacare.” Republicans have on at least four occasions tried … Read More

The importance of our rural hospitals

08/11/2017

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council When I was in the 9th grade in rural Virginia, I felt stomach cramps one morning while in class. As the day progressed, the cramps became so painful my parents had to take me to one of only two local physicians in my small hometown. Upon examination, he determined … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses hospital impact and ER wait times

08/04/2017

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love has been in the news quite a bit over the past week discussing hospital economic impact and emergency room wait times. In an article in The Dallas Morning News penned by Mitchell Schnurman on August 1 titled “What happens to D-FW’s health care jobs while Obamacare is unsettled?,” Love detailed local executives’ frustration … Read More

DFWHC’s Love interviewed by FOX 4 on healthcare reform

07/20/2017

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love was interviewed this morning on the FOX 4 TV program “Good Day” to discuss the most recent updates on the lively topic of healthcare reform. Love was interviewed by anchor Tim Ryan. “Parts of Obamacare definitely need improvement,” Love said. “The one that is at a crisis stage is the health insurance marketplace. … Read More