Preventing surprise medical bills could be derailed

Surprise medical bills have long been a big problem in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott announced this would be solved in 2019. A law, said to be one of the toughest in the nation, was passed. Now two authors of that bill say it could be completely undone in the rules phase. At issue is how patients will be better served: …

Viewpoints: TDSR President’s Op-Ed for San Antonio Express News

In this 2014 Op-Ed for the San Antonio Express News, Dr. Estrada writes about the detrimental consequences of the Texas Legislature’s decision to reject Medicaid expansion, focusing on the young adult population, an especially vulnerable group, and statistically, the most likely to fall in the Coverage Gap. Younger adults, ages 18-34 and often supporting families, are unfortunately those who are the least likely to have …