Love quoted in DMN story on latest ACA funding cuts

07/20/2018

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

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

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

Political policy should not be public health policy

01/11/2018

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council Lawmakers’ promises they’ll soon renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are of little comfort to millions of children in the U.S. It is January 11, 2018, and nine million children are still in limbo because Congress will not reauthorize the health Insurance program. The wait has been an … 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

Insure Health, Insure Texas!

11/19/2015

With open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace having kicked off November 1, the DFW Hospital Council would like to recommend one of the easiest and most user-friendly sites at http://insurehealthtx.org/. “Insure Health, Insure Texas” is a campaign spearheaded by the Texas Hospital Association and implemented by hospitals with the goal of increasing the number of eligible but currently uninsured … Read More

Texas “Underinsured” Numbers Growing

05/22/2015

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council We frequently discuss the uninsured population, but what about the “underinsured?” Perhaps you are asking, “Just what is the underinsured?” They are residents with healthcare coverage crippled by out-of-pocket health costs that are 10 percent or more of household income. That bar is lowered to 5 percent or more of … Read More