Weekly Insights

See our weekly insights here, and if you are interested in our affiliate blogger program, email us.

The Weekly Insight - April 10

This Week in Review Last Week from Texas Insight Health and Human Services Commission: Committee Substitute for SB1 and SB1. We lay out the items of appropriation according to the House and  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight - April 3

This Week in Review Last Week from Texas Insight The House Appropriations Committee met to hear invited testimony only for: HB1, Zerwas, General Appropriations Bill, and HB2, Zerwas, relating to  Continue Reading...

The Future of the Affordable Care Act in Texas

This report will be made available again in early April. Thank you for your patience.  

The Weekly Insight March 27 - Updated

The Week in Review An updated version of the newsletter published earlier today. Last Week from Texas Insight Congressional Republicans have unveiled their bill to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare. The bill includes  Continue Reading...

The Week in Review: March 20-24, and The Week Ahead: March 27 to March 31

The Week in Review The Senate Finance Committee passed out SB1, the General Appropriations Act,  from Committee and scheduled it for floor consideration the week of March 27th. With regard  Continue Reading...

Select Empirical Realities of the Individual Health Insurance Market as Structured by the Affordable Care Act

With the recent filing of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare (that I’ve discussed previously on this blog), it is useful to ensure that everyone  Continue Reading...

American Health Care Act: CBO Analysis

The Congressional Budget Office in conjunction with the staff of the Committee on Taxation developed the long-awaited estimates related to the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017  Continue Reading...

The Bill to ‘Repeal and Replace’ Obamacare May Break the Individual Health Insurance Market

Congressional Republicans have unveiled their bill to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare.  The bill includes provisions that would adversely affect older Americans and place financial strains on states and hospitals, and  Continue Reading...

The Week in Review, February 27 through March 3 and the Week Ahead, March 6-10

The Week in Review, February 27 through March 3 Health and Human Services The House Appropriations Committee, Article II Subcommittee met all week marking up the decision document with their  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: February 28, 2017

The Week in Review: February 20-24 Health and Human Services February 28, 2017 The House Appropriations Committee, Article II Subcommittee met all week taking testimony and hearing presentations related to  Continue Reading...

2018
October
The Weekly Insight: October 8
The Weekly Insight: October 1
September
The Weekly Insight: September 24
The Weekly Insight: September 18
The Weekly Insight: September 10
The Weekly Insight: September 4
August
The Weekly Insight: August 27
Emergency Preparedness Part II: School Safety and Moving Forward
The Weekly Insight: August 20
The Weekly Insight: August 13
The Weekly Insight: August 6
July
The Weekly Insight: July 30
The Weekly Insight: July 23
The Weekly Insight: July 16
The Weekly Insight: July 9
The Weekly Insight: July 2
June
The Weekly Insight: June 26
The Weekly Insight: June 18
The Weekly Insight: June 13
Healthcare Providers and Suppliers: Are you ready for the next natural disaster?
The Weekly Insight: June 4
May
The Weekly Insight: May 29
The Weekly Insight: May 22
The Weekly Insight: May 14
The Weekly Insight: May 7
The Weekly Insight: May 1
April
The Weekly Insight: April 23
The Weekly Insight: April 16
The Weekly Insight: April 11
The Weekly Insight: April 2
March
The Weekly Insight: March 26
The Weekly Insight: March 19
The Weekly Insight: March 12
The Weekly Insight: March 5
February
The Weekly Insight: February 26
The Weekly Insight: February 20
The Weekly Insight: February 12
Developing a Strategy for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
The Weekly Insight: February 5
January
The Weekly Insight: January 29
The Weekly Insight: January 22
The Weekly Insight: January 16
Quality of Service Changes are in the Wind
2017
December
Becoming a Consumer: My Brush with Patient Experience
The Weekly Insight: December 18
The Weekly Insight: December 11
Patient Safety: Assessing Adolescent Health Literacy
The Weekly Insight: December 4
November
In Health IT, When Inertia is Your Enemy, ROI is Your Friend
The Weekly Insight: November 27
Taxation Without Hesitation, CBO Scoops the Senate Tax Bill
The Weekly Insight: November 21
The Future of Healthcare Interoperability: FHIR
The Weekly Insight: November 14
The Weekly Insight: November 6
The Potential Role of Information Technology in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities and Limitations
Health Plan Directory Errors Can be Costly for Patients and Providers Alike
October
The Weekly Insight: October 30
Round One of Senate Interim Charges Released by Lt. Governor Patrick
House Speaker Straus Issues Interim Charges
The Weekly Insight: October 23
Just the FAQs Ma’am… Q and A related to the Policy Council for Children and Families.
The Weekly Insight: October 17, 2017
The Hidden Cost and Expense of Thumbing Your Nose at Obamacare
The Weekly Insight: October 9
The Weekly Insight: October 3
September
The Weekly Insight: September 25
The Weekly Insight: September 11-15
A Tale of Two Storms – Transformation of the e-Health Ecosystem between Katrina and Harvey
Health and Human Services Commission: HHSC Releases the 2016 Revised Texas Promoting Independence Plan
The Weekly Insight: September 5
A Modest Proposal… wherein I describe my own recipe for the ‘repeal and replace’ of Obamacare
August
Weekly Insight: August 28
The Week in Review: August 14-18
Just Who or What is Paying for HB21 and HB30?
Women's Health Advisory Committee: Introductory Video
The Weekly Insight: August 11
The Weekly Insight August 7: Video
The Weekly Insight - August 7
Sales Tax: A Revenue Bright Spot on this Gloomy Day
Has the Senate Become Addicted to Writing Hot Checks?
July
The Weekly Insight - July 31
The Weekly Insight - July 24
The Weekly Insight - July 17
The Weekly Insight - July 10
The Weekly Insight - July 3
June
Congressional Budget Office Weighs in on the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017
The Weekly Insight - June 26
The Weekly Insight - June 19
Medicaid… Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later.
The Weekly Insight - June 13
Medicaid: Issues in SB1and Comparison to FY2016-2017
The Weekly Insight - June 5
May
The Weekly Insight - May 30
The Weekly Insight - May 22
The Weekly Insight - May 15
The Weekly Insight - May 8
Weekly Insight - May 1
April
The Weekly Insight - April 24
The Weekly Insight - April 17
The Weekly Insight - April 10
The Weekly Insight - April 3
March
The Future of the Affordable Care Act in Texas
The Weekly Insight March 27 - Updated
The Week in Review: March 20-24, and The Week Ahead: March 27 to March 31
Select Empirical Realities of the Individual Health Insurance Market as Structured by the Affordable Care Act
American Health Care Act: CBO Analysis
The Bill to ‘Repeal and Replace’ Obamacare May Break the Individual Health Insurance Market
The Week in Review, February 27 through March 3 and the Week Ahead, March 6-10
February
The Weekly Insight: February 28, 2017
The Week in Review & IN(hind)SIGHT: Feb. 13-19, 2017
The Weekly Insight: February 20, 2017
The Mechanics and Implications of High Risk Pools as a Potential Element of National Health Care Reform
Be Careful What You Ask For… Considerations for State Policymakers Regarding Medicaid Block Grants
The Weekly Insight: February 13, 2017
January
Weekly Insight: January 30, 2017
Issues Facing the 85th Legislature: Health and Human Services
House & Senate Appropriations Comparison
Weekly Insight: January 23, 2017
Partial Obamacare Repeal Implications