North Dallas Chamber health care event attracts 200-plus

01/26/2018

The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Health Care Conference this morning for 200-plus attendees at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Highlighting the event was the panel discussion “Health Care Innovation” with Den Bishop, president/shareholder of Holmes Murphy; Dr. Christopher Crow, president of Catalyst Health Network; and Dr. Dan McCoy, president of Blue Cross and … 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

It’s a revolution – “Volume to Value” discussion set for July 21

07/05/2017

It’s a revolution! The Volume-to-Value movement explores how the healthcare marketplace will be redesigned from the patient’s perspective — with an unrelenting focus on improving patient value. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) “Hot Topic” meeting “Enabling the Successful Transition from Volume to Value” will explore this revolution on Friday, July 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Texas Scottish … Read More

Volume to Value – DFWHC “Hot Topic” event set for July 21

06/12/2017

It’s a summer of DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) “Hot Topic” meetings as we will be hosting “Enabling the Successful Transition from Volume to Value” on Friday, July 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Co-hosted by the Coker Group, speakers will include Stefan Werdegar, vice president of leadership development/executive search at the … Read More

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

04/25/2017

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

Guiding principles for a bipartisan bill

02/15/2017

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council We continue to hear sporadic news from Washington, D.C. regarding the Affordable Care Act. “Repeal and Replace,” “Repeal and Restore,” “Repeal and Repair,” “Don’t End but Mend” – the slogans are many. Hopefully, our country’s leadership will garner bipartisan support to craft a fair and equitable bill to help all American … Read More

Let’s wish Medicare and Medicaid a happy birthday

07/31/2015

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council I would like to wish Medicare and Medicaid a happy birthday. On July 30, 2015, the programs turned 50 years old. I am old enough to remember the birth of these social healthcare programs, and it was not easy. In 1965, senior citizens over the age of 65 had little income and … Read More

Love quoted in Schnurman column “The Affordable Care Act passes its checkup”

07/14/2015

In Mitchell Schnurman’s column this morning in The Dallas Morning News detailing the early achievements of The Affordable Care Act, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love offered his opinion on its local success. “The intent of the law is to expand coverage and access in a cost-effective manner, and thus far, that’s been pretty much achieved,” said Love. … Read More

Love discusses healthcare reform “rhetoric” in DMN

07/06/2015

In Mitchell Schnurman’s business column in Sunday’s The Dallas Morning News, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love commented on healthcare reform in Texas. The column detailed the startling numbers of uninsured residents in Texas and low enrollment numbers on Healthcare.gov. You can read the column here. A podcast accompanying the column is below.

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