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Texas Telemedicine Ruling

New Ruling, A Victory for Telemedicine in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that will allow physicians licensed in Texas to supply telemedicine services to patients they have never met in person. Telehealth is defined as “the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance.” The new […]
TRS Legislation

TRS ActiveCare Legislation Outlook

In the wake of proposed TRS legislation that could significantly impact numerous school districts in Texas, those involved in the potential fallout find themselves understandably on edge as they await the final word from the State Capitol. It’s hard to predict which way the chips may fall, but to provide […]

Flexible Home Working Set to Grow in 2017

Guest post by freelance writer Jenny Holt. Nearly 25% of Americans work from home at least part time, which is around 39 million people, and this number is rising rapidly. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, the number of home workers has risen by around 80%. Flexible working gives […]
ACA Replacement

Republican ACA Alternatives Thus Far

With both the Presidency and Congress firmly in control of the Republican Party, post-election expectations are high on the inevitable undoing of the the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare). Republican legislatures have a tough challenge ahead as they seek a viable alternative to the deeply rooted ACA, with many lawmakers […]
Aetna Humana Merger

Aetna – Humana Merger Blocked

In what is seen as a capstone to the antitrust enforcement agenda by the former Obama administration, a federal judge struck down the $37 billion deal with rival insurers Humana Inc. and Aetna. This as well as a separate contested merger between Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. (which has since […]