Dallas County spends $650 million a year on healthcare. That is taxpayer money to care for uninsured patients who go to Parkland Hospital. And taxpayers will still pay for that care — even when the Affordable Care Act takes effect.
The partial government shutdown affects a number of agencies and services here in DFW.
Texas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.
After almost two years of oversight, federal officials say a Dallas hospital system is in substantial compliance with Medicare program requirements.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Eli Lilly & Co. says it will push ahead with a first-of-a-kind imaging chemical designed to help screen for Alzheimer’s disease, despite a negative ruling by Medicare officials.
The government says Medicare’s giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund is unchanged at 2033.
Two state facilities face June deadlines to reform hazardous conditions or lose millions of dollars in Medicaid money.
A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been indicted in a more than $1 million health care fraud investigation.
The Affordable Care Act will make more than 330,000 Texans eligible for addiction treatment next year, but the state’s treatment centers are already at 92 percent of capacity, according to federal statistics.
After approving a measure that would allow talks to expand Medicaid to the working poor, Texas Republicans have reversed themselves.
Texas’ top Republicans guns, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, are teaming up to again oppose expanding Medicaid services in their state.