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

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

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

Maternal mortality – we own it

02/02/2018

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council A Texas Congressman asked me if the alarming maternal mortality statistics within our state were true. Maternal mortality – when a mother dies from pregnancy related to complications while pregnant or within 42 days of giving birth – apparently doubled in Texas between 2010 and 2012. While the complete … 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