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Healthcare: New replacement plan in play

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/21 3:07A Betsey Guzior
Two House members are working on a revised version of the American Health Care Act, with changes that might appease both conservative and moderate factions of the GOP. Much of the GOP's proposal remains in place, but states wanting to strip...

One-on-one with Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/17 1:43A Bill Hethcock
Jim Hinton, the new CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, came from a health care system that had both a finance and a delivery arm, and joined a system that has the same. That major similarity made the transition easier than it otherwise would...

How everyone benefits when managers work to reduce workers' stress

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/9 9:17P Harvey Mackay
Stress is a used, misused, abused and overused word in our daily conversations. But what is stress, clinically speaking? Dr. Hans Seyle, the father of stress management research, said, “Stress is the wear and tear on your body caused by life’s...

Why employers need to talk about long-term care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/5 9:05P Kim Jenson
If you’re like most employers, many of your employees may soon be working longer and retiring at an older age. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies’ survey of retirees in America, employees age 50 and older are planning to...

Pittsburgh company acquired by Dallas private equity firm

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/3 9:02A Patty Tascarella
Pittsburgh-based Eyetique, one of the nation’s largest eyecare groups, has been acquired by Riata Capital Group, a Dallas-based private equity firm. Riata in turn has formed Acuity Eyecare Holdings to own and operate North American eyecare groups...

Healthcare: Ryan says reform is not dead yet

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/28 4:33A Betsey Guzior
House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to keep healthcare reform on the front burner. He talked to Republican donors Monday about his next steps in overhauling the healthcare system, the Washington Post reports. Ryan said he hopes to share details of his...

What's next for healthcare? Some ideas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/27 4:32A Betsey Guzior
GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are on hold — perhaps for awhile. “Obamacare is the law of the land for the foreseeable future,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Friday after a vote on his plan, the American...

Dump the ACA, 7 in 10 CPA execs say in survey

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/22 5:44A David A. Arnott
A study from the American Institute of CPAs finds that the vast majority of CPA business executives surveyed prefer that the Affordable Care Act be repealed. The survey(PDF) also included more detailed information about how optimistic executives...

Healthcare: Trump lobbying; genetic tests jeopardized

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/21 4:13A
Lobbying. President Donald Trump is on Capitol Hill pushing for House Republicans to pass the new healthcare bill. Small changes were made to appeal to conservatives, The Hill reports. They include allowing states to require that Medicaid...

Science: Gene editing, health care hiring and vacation ills

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/20 4:16A Anne Stych
Chinese breakthrough edits embryos to eliminate defects Researchers are one step closer to eliminating some of the worry of pre-natal abnormalities. A small Chinese study represents a potential breakthrough in pre-birth gene editing to eliminate...

3 ways health and wellness coaching can benefit your bottom line

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/16 9:20P Magdalena Mook
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that productivity losses linked to employee absenteeism due to illness cost employers $225.8 billion annually in the United States, or $1,685 per employee. This doesn’t...

Planned Parenthood spends $1 million on media

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/15 5:45A
Planned Parenthood is preparing to debut a $1 million national television and digital campaign to show how the organization has saved women's lives, Politico reports. Ads will air on national network programs including "Morning Joe" and "Fox and...
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