DFWHC-rooted legislation detailed in DMN story


The Dallas Morning News ran the story “Dallas-rooted legislation calls for 10 percent Texas tax on retail sales of e-cigs and vape products” this morning detailing a potential state retail excise tax on e-cigarette and vape tobacco products presently before the Texas House. The idea was inspired by DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love when he approached Senator Nathan … Read More

Love quoted in DMN story on latest ACA funding cuts


Our own President/CEO W. Stephen Love was quoted in a Dallas Morning News story posted this morning by Jackie Wang detailing cuts to the Affordable Care Act. Love discussed the millions in funding cuts to insurance navigators in Texas. “Navigators” help residents find health insurance through outreach programs and one-on-one assistance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reduced federal … Read More

“Active Shooter Training” seminar detailed in Dallas Morning News


Reporter Dana Branham of The Dallas Morning News posted a detailed story on this morning’s proactive presentation “Active Shooter Training: What to do in the Healthcare Workplace,” co-hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and Fisher Phillips. Held in the main auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the event included Captain Dan Birbeck of the Dallas County Hospital … Read More

Health insurance for Texas children expected to be extended


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?


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

Hurricane Harvey – How North Texans can help


Excerpted from a Dallas Morning News story by Cassandra Jaramillo and Loyd Brumfield Hundreds of Harvey evacuees have come to Dallas-Fort Worth to avoid the damage and danger of the storms. Here’s how North Texans can help, with shelter, supplies and volunteer efforts: Volunteer: CITY OF DALLAS: Volunteers may be needed to help evacuees at designated recreation centers. Volunteers can … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses hospital impact and ER wait times


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

Love scoffs at Upton Amendment and AHCA in DMN story


In a story posted today by Katie Leslie of The Dallas Morning News, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love scoffed at the Upton Amendment as the GOP makes a final attempt to secure votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Titled “Déjà vu all over again,” the story details Republican House leaders’ attempts to revamp legislation through an amendment … Read More

DMN’s extensive feature on healthcare includes comment from DFWHC’s Love


The Dallas Morning News ran an extensive feature on national healthcare over the weekend with none other than the DFW Hospital Council’s President/CEO W. Stephen Love providing commentary. Penned by Sabriya Rice, the story was titled “Health care reform like a house of cards, and the consequences are high.” “People’s lives are affected,” said Stacey Pogue, senior policy analyst with … Read More

Love quoted in DMN story on Trump win and Obamacare future


In a story in this morning’s The Dallas Morning News detailing the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act following Donald Trump’s presidential victory in Tuesday’s election, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love offered his comments. “Industry groups in Texas are trying to brace for the impact of a potential Obamacare repeal, but say they have few details to … Read More