Health & Fitness

Medicaid programs could take a $1.4 trillion hit

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/24 4:22A Betsey Guzior
Medicaid, the federal health program that serves 70 million low-income and poor Americans, could be cut by as much as $1.4 trillion over the next decade, if the new budget proposed by President Donald Trump is enacted. It’s unlikely that Congress...

Healthcare: Subsidy lawsuit delayed 90 days

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/23 4:30A Anne Stych
A lawsuit over the legality of subsidies that help low-income people pay out-of-pocket health care costs was delayed for 90 days on Monday, adding to the uncertainty of insurers deciding whether to join the health care marketplace in 2018....

Healthcare: Massive Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/22 3:32A Anne Stych
Medicaid cuts. The budget plan President Trump will release Tuesday is expected to include massive cuts to Medicaid and changes for other entitlement programs, including the SNAP supplemental food program. By trimming more than $800 billion from...

Planned Parenthood clinics closing

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/22 2:11A
Regardless of their political leanings, news outlets throughout America carry virtually the same headline as Breitbart: Planned Parenthood clinics closing rapidly. The story goes on to report three of the six Planned Parenthood clinics in New...

How DFW Airport is trying to help its employees live longer

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/19 9:54A Bill Hethcock
Blender bikes, standing meetings, stress downshift zones and eating with a “plant slant” are all part of a project aimed at making it easier for employees at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to make healthy choices. DFW International is...

Are extreme high achievers narcissists or obsessive compulsive bipolar?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/16 9:10P Dr. Mark Goulston
Over the past 30 years, I’ve treated many people from the financial, television, movie and dot-com worlds. Many of these individuals were powerful, driven, successful and they also hurt people. Most of them were summarily thrown into the...

Health: 9 out of 10 doctors have 'fired' patients

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/16 4:28A Anne Stych
We're through. Don’t take your medicine as prescribed? Don’t believe in vaccinating your kids? Uncooperative patients, beware: Your doctor might fire you. Nine out of 10 practices have told a patient not to come back, according to a study...

Health: EpiPen maker accused of overcharging for asthma drug

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/12 4:23A Anne Stych
Mylan lawsuit. A lawsuit filed Thursday by the Self-Insured Schools of California accuses EpiPen manufacturer Mylan and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries of conspiring to charge higher prices for a generic asthma medication, Axios reported, the...

Heavy lift ahead for healthcare; women's coverage could be hit hard

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/5 5:41A
The bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is headed to the Senate, where lawmakers are intent on giving it a major overhaul. Senators will undoubtedly be lobbied hard by constituents over coverage of pre-existing conditions, a...

ACAP Health quadruples Dallas headquarters within Park Central building

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/4 11:21A Candace Carlisle
A Dallas-based wellness company — ACAP Health — has quadrupled its Dallas corporate footprint within a Park Central building, with plans to grow even more under a new brand. The 10-year-old company moved into its new space at 12712 Park Central...

GOP plans health care vote today

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/4 2:07A Anne Stych
With several key players now on board, GOP leaders have scheduled a Thursday vote in the House of Representatives on a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Moderate Republicans had balked at a provision that would allow states...

Survey finds DFW small business owners rosy on health care, fret over capital

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/2 9:49A Jon Prior
Dallas-Fort Worth small business owners who contribute to their employees' benefits are more optimistic about health care costs and availability of coverage than just about anywhere else in the U.S., a recent survey found. The rosier picture of...
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