June 12, 2015
Posted: June 11th, 2015
By Stephanie Armour, The Wall Street Journal
Many of those with health coverage through the Affordable Care Act are being surprised with unexpected medical bills from out-of-network providers, for whom the law’s limits on out-of-pocket expenses don’t apply. The risk of this is high because of ACA plans having such limited networks, but states are now passing laws that aim to halt these unforeseen expenditures.
Posted: June 10th, 2015, UT News
A new University of Texas at Austin initiative called Texas Health Catalyst aims to utilize top experts from around the country to ensure that health-focused research at the school can be efficiently developed into new drugs, devices, and health products for both health care providers and the public.
Posted: June 8th, 2015
By Editorial Board, Statesman
With the announcement that Chief Deputy Commissioner Chris Traylor will replace Kyle Janek as the Executive Commissioner of the Texas HHSC, the Statesman’s Editorial Board is expressing concern that the organization is still too big for the new leadership to manage. Legislature has even tasked the new Commissioner with consolidating three more agencies under the HHSC’s umbrella.