Health & Fitness

Health care: Deductibles could skyrocket

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/21 3:44A Anne Stych
Some deductibles under the Better Care Reconciliation Act would exceed current legal limits on out-of-pocket spending unless the formula used to calculate the limit is adjusted, according to a report released Thursday by the Congressional Budget...

Health care: Hammer it out, Trump says

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/20 4:04A Anne Stych
A group of Republican Senators left a late-night meeting Wednesday optimistic they have momentum for repealing Obamacare but still doubtful they have the votes to replace it. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said some form of health...

Health care: They say 'no'

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/19 4:51A Anne Stych
Three moderate women Republican senators have joined lawmakers who’ve pledged to vote against a health care bill to repeal Obamacare that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he still plans to push forward next week. McConnell said Tuesday...

?4 ways artificial intelligence can bend health care’s cost curve

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/18 9:15P Darren Schulte
Estimates suggest that the United States wastes more than $1 trillion each year on health care (one-third of all health care spending). This waste includes over-treatment, seeing multiple doctors unnecessarily, care delivery failure and lack of...

Medical City Dallas' $125M luxury women's hospital reaches project milestone

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/18 12:12P Candace Carlisle
A $125 million luxury women's hospital in North Dallas is beginning to take shape, reaching its uppermost height Tuesday on the Medical City Dallas campus in North Dallas. The hospital, which has been delivering babies at the hospital for 43...

Health care: McConnell takes a new tack

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/18 5:06A
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will push forward a plan to repeal Obamacare instead of struggling to gain support for the beleaguered health care reform bill that two more Senators announced last night they can't support. "It is...

Health care: Action delayed

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/17 4:29A Anne Stych
No action will be taken on the Senate's health care reform bill this week because of the illness of key player John McCain and the expected delay of an updated Congressional Budget Office score until next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Science: Sugar substitute effects not so sweet

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/17 3:55A Anne Stych
Not so sweet. Switching out sucralose or other artificial sweeteners for sugar won’t help you lose weight and may cause future health problems, researchers who reviewed multiple scientific studies on the topic said. Researchers found a link...

Heath care: Moderates remain unconvinced

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/14 3:57A Anne Stych
The latest draft of the Senate’s health care reform bill met continued opposition from moderate Senators concerned about how Medicaid cuts and other provisions would affect their constituents. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., tweeted that she...

Health care: Moderates challenge Medicaid cuts

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/13 2:42A Anne Stych
Moderate Republicans say that without changes to how Medicaid is funded, they can’t get on board with the Affordable Care Act replacement bill that Senate leaders are expected to release today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., needs...

?Pharos' mental health firm gets new bank backing despite GOP plans

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/12 9:42A Jon Prior
Many private investment firms have bought up health care companies in recent years. But Republicans are still in talks to roll back the 2010 industry reforms that expanded coverage and subsidies. The proposals could threaten revenue streams for...

Health care: Voters want bipartisan reform effort

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/12 3:15A Anne Stych
Both Republican voters and the general public want legislators to work together in a bipartisan effort to reform healthcare, two new polls show. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll to be released Friday shows that 71 percent of the public, including...

How to navigate partially self-funded health insurance plans

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/11 9:05P Anthony Lopez
Navigating health insurance can be a daunting task for any business owner, and many are unfamiliar with their options let alone how their choice will impact their business. In some states, partially self-funded health insurance plans may be an...

Revenue growth proves Dallas company to be a key player in the pharmacy market

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/11 9:51A Mikaela Cannizzo
A Dallas-based a specialty pharmacy founded in 2010, generated $700 million in revenue within the last 12 months, up about $40 million from its 2016 total. The CEO said he projects more growth to come as the company continues to combine its...

Healthcare: Medicaid cuts hinder independent living

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/11 3:42A Anne Stych
Disabled protest. Activists worried about how proposed Medicaid cuts in the Senate’s health care reform bill will affect funding for the disabled say keeping their level of service is not just about health care, but about their ability to...
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