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

What is the single-payer system?

02/19/2019

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’s Love comments on controversial ACA ruling

12/18/2018

Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love released a statement following Judge Reed O’Connor’s controversial December 14 ruling making the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. O’Connor presides in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which is based in Dallas. The federal court ruling, inspired by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general, … 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

Netherlands Ambassador visits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

05/17/2018

It was an international affair yesterday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas as Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, visited the hospital to learn more about North Texas and U.S. healthcare. Schuwer is a friend of Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., chair of the board at Texas Scottish Rite and a former U.S. ambassador to … 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