DFWHC’s Love highlighted in State of Reform video

11/06/2019

Our own DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love was highlighted this week in the State of Reform video “What They’re Watching.” The video series interviews national executives to gauge the latest issues in healthcare. Love detailed his concerns including Medicaid expansion, trauma funding, the Driver Responsibility Act and telehealth. State of Reform is a conference series and executive … Read More

DFWHC discussion on Medicaid 1115 attracts 50-plus in Dallas

11/05/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render complimentary educational event “Coverage Expansion and Medicaid Waivers” attracted more than 50 attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. DFWHC flew in a pair of prominent national speakers from Indiana to discuss U.S. Medicaid 1115 waivers. The breakfast seminar was highlighted by Brian Neale, an independent consultant … Read More

Local State of Reform event attracts 300-plus

09/13/2019

State of Reform made it’s first-ever appearance in North Texas yesterday attracting more than 300 attendees to its Health Policy Conference at the Irving Convention Center. The day-long event convened leaders from across 12 different silos including health plans, hospitals, provider groups, state agency leaders, elected officials, mental health, pharma, health IT, professional services, HR/employee benefits, public health, and local … Read More

Agenda released for upcoming North Texas State of Reform Conference

08/20/2019

State of Reform has released the official agenda of its North Texas Conference on September 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. After the past two years in Austin, the conference was moved to North Texas due to high demand in the area. DJ Wilson, president/CEO of State of Reform, will serve as host. The … Read More

Love posts national blog detailing e-cigarette abuse in Texas

07/24/2019

Detailing the alarming rise in e-cigarette abuse in Texas, DFW Hospital Council’s President/CEO W. Stephen Love posted a blog this week on the American Communities Project website. The website is a combined social science/journalism effort based at The George Washington University’s School of Media & Public Affairs that uses a vast array of data – from election results and economic … Read More

State of Reform to host annual conference Sept. 12 in Irving

07/23/2019

State of Reform has a date in North Texas! After the past two years in Austin, the conference series bridging the gap between healthcare policy and political reality will host a busy agenda on September 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. DJ Wilson, president/CEO of State of Reform, will serve as host. The DFW … Read More

Love discusses hospital pricing transparency on KRLD

06/26/2019

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down. The idea is to give patients practical information they can use to help save money. The order, directed to the Department of Health and Human Services, made national headlines. DFW Hospital Council … Read More

Let’s help our uninsured Texans

05/29/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council I recently read a fascinating article by the Kaiser Family Foundation analyzing uninsured adults in states not expanding Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA expanded Medicaid coverage to nearly all adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). In examining … Read More

Love discusses looming ACA battle on KRLD

03/28/2019

In what is sure to make both national and international headlines, President Donald Trump has decided to aggressively pursue the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love discussed the latest updates this week in an interview with Mitch Carr on KRLD 1080 AM Radio. President Trump’s decision to kick off the battle to … Read More

Love discusses new FDA smoking policies on KRLD

03/19/2019

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love discussed the latest updates on potential U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies concerning e-cigarettes during an interview last week with Mitch Carr on KRLD 1080 AM Radio. A new FDA policy drafted earlier this week could get flavored e-cigarette oils pulled off the shelf. The policy is aimed at preventing e-cigarette products … Read More