The Health Care track at the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival featured panel discussions on the Legislature, the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. We also featured a one-on-one conversation with Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor. Scroll down to hear audio from each session.
The "Health & Human Services and the Legislature" panel, moderated by Texas Tribune reporter Edgar Walters, featured state Reps. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston; Myra Crownover, R-Denton; Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin; Four Price, R-Amarillo, and Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo.
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor was interviewed by Texas Tribune reporter Terri Langford.
The "After King v. Burwell, Now What?" panel, moderated by ProPublica reporter Charles Ornstein, featured Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Board Chairman Spencer Berthelsen; U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, Anne Dunkelberg, the associate director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities; Vivian Ho of the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice University; and Arlene Wohlgemuth, the executive director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The "Medicaid Reality Check" panel, moderated by Texas Tribune reporter Edgar Walters, featured Jamie Dudensing, the CEO of the Texas Association of Health Plans; former Texas Medicaid Director DeAnn Friedholm; Clay Johnston, the dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin; Elena Marks, CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation; and Billy Millwee, the former deputy executive commissioner and former director of Medicaid at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.