The Weekly Insight: September 4
Texas Insight’s Recent Reports
- HHSC: Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: The Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke gathered for their quarterly meeting. They covered the following: Added to the recommendations under consideration by the Council; agreed on a process for electing a vice chair, but postponed the election; discussed maintaining the current funding for the Council activities and working with DSHS for additional funding…
- DSHS: Legislative Appropriations Request FY2020-2021: The mission of the Department of State Health Services is to improve the health, safety and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources by efficiently and effectively carrying out core public health functions. The LAR includes nine prioritized exceptional items that span program and infrastructure needs and ensure a stable foundation for state public health services. These exceptional items represent DSHS’ refocused mission on public health and seek to provide the Department with the capacity to continue meeting the needs of Texans.
- House Committee on Human Services: The committee met at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance to receive public testimony on Interim Charge 2: Review the history and any future roll-out of Medicaid Managed Care in Texas. Determine the impact managed care has had on the quality and cost of care. In the review, determine: initiatives that managed care organizations (MCOs) have implemented to improve quality of care; whether access to care and network adequacy contractual requirements are sufficient…
- HHSC: Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee: The Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting to hear a presentation on the Early Childhood Intervention program, Proposed Rules (Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 2, Chapter 108, concerning Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services), and committee reports.
- September 6, 2018: STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee
State and Federal Healthcare News
- Texas Education Agency chooses familiar face to lead special education overhaul
- Texas providers: Managed care is hurting Medicaid patients, businesses
- Texas saved billions cutting special education. Now the bill comes due
- Cancer-fighting startup lands nearly $19 million as Texas hands out more grants to fight disease…
- Watch live as statewide candidates weigh in on disability issues
- Analysts Predict Health Care Marketplace Premiums Will Stabilize In 2019
- Surprised by A Medical Bill? Join the Club. Most Americans Say They Have Been
- Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing
- 70% of Americans now support Medicare-for-all—here’s how single-payer could affect you
- Pence: GOP will try again to repeal ObamaCare if elections go well
- Washington’s fall agenda: Pre-existing conditions fight takes center stage in midterms
- You’ll Never Guess Which Company is Reinventing Health Benefits
- Trump administration shortens funding period for grants to Planned Parenthood, other groups
- CDC: Uninsured rates hold steady after one year of Trump
- S.T.D Diagnoses Reach Record 2.3 Million New Cases in U.S.
- Feeling Suicidal, Students Turned to Their College. They Were Told to Go Home.