The Weekly Insight: July 2
Texas Insight’s Recent Reports
- House Committee on Human Services: The committee met to continue hearings on Interim Charge 2, an overview of Medicaid managed care. The committee also met to discuss recent information reported on by the Dallas Morning News regarding Medicaid managed care and the Health and Human Services Commission.
- Medicaid Managed Care in Texas: Most of the Texas Medicaid program is operating through Medicaid Managed Care. In 2011, Medicaid Managed Care was expanded and now covers nearly 94% of enrollees. Savings and improved outcomes have been reported as a result of this expansion in Texas.
No meetings this week.
State and Federal Healthcare News
- With Kennedy’s retirement, Texas Abortion opponents see “opportunity” in 2019 and beyond
- Shortages of injected opioid painkillers forces hospitals to decide which patients are suffering the most
- ‘These are human beings’: Whistleblower tells Legislature the state fails sick Texans
- If you want to fix Texas’ Medicaid managed care, listen to those suffering in the system
- House committees hear concerns on managed care program, medically vulnerable Texans
- DOJ announces 600 charges in healthcare fraud crackdown
- Amazon buys online pharmacy in move into drug business
- Rising Cost of PrEP, A Pill That Prevents HIV, Pushes It Out Of Reach For Many
- Opioid-Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To Doctors
- What Can Cancer Specialists Learn From Patients Who Beat All The Odds?
- U.S. judge bars Kentucky from requiring Medicaid recipients to work