Love speaks with D Healthcare on “Shelter-in-Place” order

03/24/2020

In a post yesterday on D Magazine’s website, Will Maddox reported on the reasons for the “Shelter-in-Place” order in Dallas County while speaking with DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Sunday issued an order requiring county residents to “Shelter in Place.” The order took effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and will … Read More

Love comments on Medicaid block grants for D Healthcare

02/20/2020

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love commented on Medicaid block grants in an story penned yesterday by Will Maddox for D Healthcare Daily. With the Trump Administration attempting to add flexibility to how states administer Medicaid funding, local politicians and hospital groups are raising the alarm, with some calling them Medicaid block grants that invite states to slash funding for … Read More

D CEO Healthcare profiles Dr. John Warner

03/21/2019

D CEO Healthcare Editor Will Maddox has penned a great profile of Dr. John Warner, which ran March 18. The executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern, Dr. Warner was instrumental in the planning and construction of UT Southwestern’s William J. Clements Jr. University Hospital, a 460-bed facility consistently named the best in Dallas. He is now … Read More

DFWHC’s Love comments on controversial ACA ruling

12/18/2018

Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love released a statement following Judge Reed O’Connor’s controversial December 14 ruling making the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. O’Connor presides in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which is based in Dallas. The federal court ruling, inspired by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general, … Read More

A disturbing rise of uninsured rates in Texas

07/20/2018

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love posted his latest blog in the July 19 edition of D CEO Healthcare. Many improvements in the healthcare uninsured rates of U.S. citizens are beginning to erode, according to a Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey released this summer. Recent actions by Congress, the administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) … Read More

Local hospitals participating in Hurricane Harvey relief

09/08/2017

The rains may have stopped (for the time being), but hospital relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey have continued throughout the week in North Texas. While the number of evacuees has not reached the overwhelming totals from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when an estimated 26,000 people arrived in Dallas, the storm has kept the region’s hospitals on alert. Medical … Read More

DFWHC applauds Arlington’s new smoking ban

04/25/2017

For almost a decade, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has advocated for non-smoking businesses frequented by the public. The City of Arlington approved a new smoking ban two weeks ago, prompting the city to consider itself officially “smoke-free.” “We continue our efforts in North Texas, as last year Denton, Red Oak, Duncanville, DeSoto and Seagoville enacted smoke-free ordinances,” said W. … Read More

Love comments on potential weaknesses of AHCA

03/21/2017

In an article posted this morning by Olivia Nguyen in D Healthcare Daily, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love commented on the potential weaknesses of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “When we start cherry-picking essential health benefits like maternity, mental illness, and other coverage by removing them from the total population pool, we generally create hardships for someone … Read More

Love details Trump’s speech in D Healthcare post

03/06/2017

Weaving through the sometimes intricate path of a President Donald Trump speech, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love detailed his February 28 healthcare remarks to Congress in a D Healthcare Daily post this morning. “His opening remarks regarding expanding coverage and access while reducing costs are goals and objectives everyone can embrace,” Love said. “His statements about reducing pharmaceutical … Read More

Surprise Medical Billing – DFWHC’s Love offers comments for D Healthcare

01/19/2017

DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love was interviewed by D Healthcare Daily Editor Olivia Nguyen for her story posted this morning “TAHP Supports Legislation Against Surprise Medical Billing.” DFWHC and the Texas Association of Health Plans on Wednesday announced its support for Texas Sen. Kelly Hancock’s new bill significantly expanding protections against surprise medical billing for Texas consumers. … Read More