March 25, 2016
Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
By James Barragan – American-Statesman Staff
According to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released this past week, the Austin metro area is officially home to more than 2 million people, making it the fastest-growing metropolitan area with a population over 1 million for the fifth year in a row. Now the question is how the area will respond to challenges that come with explosive population growth.
Posted: March 21st, 2016
By Arthur B. Laffer – Special to the Statesman
In this opinion piece, economist Arthur B. Laffer makes a case for the clear upsides of Dental Service Organizations treating Medicaid patients. Research shows that DSO-supported clinics performed fewer services than non-DSO clinics at significantly lower costs.
Posted: March 18th, 2016
By Pete Winstead – Special to the American-Statesman
This opinion piece argues that although Seton has increased construction spending on the new teaching hospital by about $15 million, Seton and private donors are taking care of these costs, not taxpayers. The end product will be a place where all Central Texans can receive leading-edge, patient-centered affordable care.