McALLEN, RGV - The 10th Annual Border Health Conference hosted jointly by the Border Health Caucus and the Texas Medical Association has wrapped up in El Paso. Brent Annear of the TMA says the one-day conference went well. "It was...
McALLEN, RGV - On the eve of its annual summer conference, the Border Health Caucus has reaffirmed its support for the expansion of Medicaid. “There is no question about our support for Medicaid expansion,” said Dr. Manuel Acosta, an El...
McALLEN, RGV - The longtime chairman of the Border Health Caucus is hoping for a big turnout when his group hosts its 10th Annual Border Health Conference in El Paso later this week. Dr. Manuel L. Acosta, an El Paso...
PALMVIEW, RGV - Some see Operation Lone Star as an emergency preparedness drill but for many of the families that access its services it is more than just an exercise - it is the only time they receive medical...
Eduardo Olivarez, chief administrative officer for Hidalgo County’s health and human services department, says losing the Medicaid 1115 Waiver program would be “almost catastrophic” for the Rio Grande Valley. Almost, but not quite. “If we lost the 1115 Waiver it would...
McALLEN, RGV - The president of McAllen Chamber of Commerce says Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is a great example for budding entrepreneurs and risk takers to learn from. Speaking at the Chamber’s 84th Legislative Session Wrap Up Luncheon, which was...
The Supreme Court recently upheld an important aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). At issue were federal tax credits for more than six million Americans who live in states where a state exchange has not been established...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S.-México Border Health Commission launched its Healthy Border 2020 Initiative on Wednesday evening at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. Among those in attendance was Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Alejandro Estivill. “Estoy convencido...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Wearing the symbolic long white coat for the first time is a pivotal rite of passage for medical students and residents around the country, says Dr. Francisco Fernandez, founding dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine. Fernandez...
EDINBURG, RGV - South Texas Health Systems of Edinburg has landed on a list as one of 50 U.S. hospitals with the highest price markups over actual costs in a new study published in Health Affairs. STHS was among the...

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