Tag Archive: Texas Hospital Association

Dec 10

Behavioral health care needs in Texas are no myth

Holiday blues and a spike in suicides are often assumed to occur during the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the supposed uptick in depression-related issues is just a myth. The challenges facing Texas’ behavioral health care system, however, are not a myth. They include: • An insufficient workforce to …

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Oct 30

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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Mar 28

Longview talks Medicaid: Forum to discuss expansion, improved healthcare, economic benefit for Texas

Local members of Organizing for Action have scheduled an April 2 public forum in Longview to discuss the benefits of the Medicaid expansion that is part of the Affordable Care Act. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCann. Carl Walters II, CEO of WellnessPointe; Kim Nesvig, Interim Executive Director …

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Feb 21

Pin Win

ETMC for front page number 5

Front row left to right: Laquesha McQuay, LVN-East Texas Medical Center Referral Center; Rosie Johnson- Case Manager, Total Healthcare; Angela Geter-Andrews Center; Regina Davis, MHA-East Texas Medical Center Breast Care Center; Tricia Billington, East Texas Medical Center, Information Systems; Marty Wiggins, East Texas Medical Center Foundation. Back row left to right: Rebecca Berkley, East Texas …

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