Texas needs to prioritize nursing homes – editorial

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed veteran state health and human services executive, Chris Traylor, as the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The governor has appointed another successful leader, Charles Smith, to the deputy executive commissioner position in the same agency. With these positions, the governor hopes to reform this 58,000 person agency into a more professional and effective entity.

An editorial from TribTalk.org, a publication from the Texas Tribune, stresses that Texas should focus its priorities on improving the state of nursing care and health care for the state’s aging inhabitants. The author hopes for action on are protecting taxpayers’ investment and quality care through better management of contracts and agreements with health maintenance organizations that are the primary source of long-term care services for home, community, and institutional nursing settings.

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