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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) June 2, 2017 - Fifty-five nursing homes from across Texas earned national honors today for proving their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. “This is extraordinary, Texas has never had 55 facilities achieve this level of recognition before,” Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) June 2, 2017 - The Texas Association of Health Underwriters (TAHU), a statewide professional association of employee benefits experts, applaud Gov. Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 1406 which will give Texas employers a great deal more flexibility in buying and keeping a comprehensive health benefit plan. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 26, 2017 — An attempt to improve nursing home care in Texas fell victim to delays and legislative deadlines as House Bill 2766 failed to get a vote in the Texas Senate early Thursday morning. “We are profoundly disappointed this smart, practical plan for improving nursing home care in Texas did not pass,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 9, 2017 - Texas nursing homes disagree on the best route to improve Medicaid funding this session. We all share the goal of improving nursing home care, but that’s been lost in the noise of disagreement between advocates. It’s time to rethink where the problem truly rests — in the Texas Legislature’s lack of interest in improving Medicaid funding using state dollars to ensure quality care. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 5, 2017 - State Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) takes his fight to improve nursing homes to the House floor on Saturday, as HB2766 is set for debate. HB2766 would bring in much-needed funding to improve Texas nursing homes without increased state spending. This new money would enable nursing home owners across the state to raise wages, improve training and invest to enhance their facilities. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 25, 2017 - Texas nursing facilities moved one step closer to better staffing and improving overall quality Monday as the Nursing Facility Reinvestment Allowance, or NFRA, was voted out of the House Human Services Committee. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 7, 2017 - Can you imagine if state lawmakers wanted to tax private schools to balance the Texas public school budget? Texans would be outraged by such an absurd proposal. This outrageous scheme is precisely what some lawmakers want to do with nursing homes. Read more
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 31, 2017 - As of March 27th 2017 the 85th Texas legislature has introduced 8420 bills, statistically about half will be passed into law. According to Legiscan the third most viewed and followed bill is HB453, better known as the “equal parenting bill”. HB453 would put an end to the current presumption that, after parents separate or divorce, a child should live primarily with one parent, and visit the other parent a few times a month making the other parent a visitor in the child's life. Instead, the presumption would be that the child should spend an equal amount of time with both parents. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 30, 2017 - An estimated 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas is caused by distracted driving, and the problem is getting worse. As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Talk, Text, Crash” campaign to remind drivers to stay focused on the road. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 29, 2017 - A legislative proposal that will benefit Texas employers got a big boost from the Trump Administration recently when U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price told governors they should move forward and request waivers from a variety of regulations in the Affordable Care Act. Read more