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State news highlights: Texas Senate approves Medicaid savings bill

March 24, 2016

The Denver Post: Colorado Small-Business Leader Urges GOP Pass Health-Exchange Bill In a blunt open letter, the state's leading group for small businesses called upon Republicans on Thursday to stand up to Tea Party activists who oppose a bill that would set up health insurance exchanges. In the letter, titled "Time for Republicans to Vote for What They Believe In," Tony Gagliardi, state director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses, said Republicans need to line up behind Senate Bill 200. He said passage of the bill is "the largest issue facing Colorado small business in at least a decade" (Hoover, 4/29).

The Miami Herald: New Jackson CEO's Pay To Be Approved Carlos Migoya is expected to be formally named Jackson Health System's new chief executive at a 9:30 a.m. meeting Friday at County Hall. Jackson's governing body, the Public Health Trust, is expected to approve an annual salary of $590,000 with another $107,000 in benefits and up to $295,000 in bonuses if he turns around the financially strapped system, which is projected to lose more than $100 million this year. Migoya is expected to take office on Monday, a month before the contract of Eneida Roldan is set to expire (4/29).

Dallas Morning News: Psychiatric Patient Deaths At Parkland Investigated The nation's leading organization for overseeing hospital patients' safety is investigating Parkland Memorial Hospital, this time after the deaths of two psychiatric patients, The Dallas Morning News has learned. The nonprofit Joint Commission acknowledged that it is investigating the death of a patient who was placed in solitary confinement (Moffeit and Egerton, 4/28). 

This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.