What is the single-payer system?


Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council In North Texas, we treat patients in our hospitals who support many cultural doctrines, so we steer clear of political discussion. We always try to advocate for public policy that improves coverage and treatment. We also strive to educate the community on emerging healthcare issues. With that said, let’s discuss the … Read More

DFWHC announces Year-Round Sponsors for 2019


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is proud to announce Hall Render and CampbellWilson, LLP will return as its Year-Round Sponsors for 2019. The designation allows the two companies to be the top sponsors at all major DFWHC events including its 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 and the 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on October 8. “The … Read More

Was it good for Texas to decline Medicaid expansion?


WFAA Ch. 8 Reporter David Schechter tackled the thorny issue of Texas Medicaid expansion during an extended news segment broadcast last night. With the state having a chance in 2013 to drastically expand healthcare coverage to 1.5 million of the poorest Texans, it emphatically said no. The question Schechter asked was a simple one – “Was that a good decision?” … Read More

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


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

Senate unveils health care bill


The closely guarded Senate health care bill written behind closed doors has become public. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only have a handful of days to decide … Read More

Let’s wish Medicare and Medicaid a happy birthday


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

What does Trade Legislation have to do with Medicare?


Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council The healthcare landscape is changing as we move towards coordinated patient care with a “triple aim” of better health, better care and better value. To encourage transformation, it is important for laws and regulations to keep pace. All governmental agencies need to work collectively to support this healthcare transformation. The … Read More

Ten Days and Counting


Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council While the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the Senate adjourned at 3:30 a.m. March 27 without taking action. Congress will return in 10 days on April 13 and providers are counting each day. It will be an uncomfortable spring break as we … Read More

Senate adjourns without repealing SGR


In a follow-up to the article posted this morning in D Healthcare Daily on the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate, it appears the Senate adjourned at 3:30 a.m. Friday without taking action. They will not return for two weeks due to Easter Break. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Steve Love said the Senate should … Read More

Love comments on SGR agreement


In an article in this morning’s D Healthcare Daily, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Steve Love provided his opinion on the U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan agreement yesterday to approve legislation that will repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate. “While the bill may not be perfect, it does permanently put into place appropriate physician reimbursement which hospitals fully support,” Love said. The … Read More