Health Care & the Economy

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Saturday | 8:30 AM

Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

We Reformed Foster Care. Now What?

Progress was made on the 85th legislative session’s top priority, but there’s more work to be done

Supported by Upbring

James Frank

State Representative

Ina Minjarez

State Representative

Hank Whitman

Commissioner for the Department of Family and Protective Services

Gene Wu

State Representative

Edgar Walters (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 9:50 AM

Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

The Future of Medicaid

The prognosis for the half-century-old social safety net program matters in the state with the most uninsured citizens

Supported by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

Avik Roy

Opinion Editor for Forbes and Founder of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

Andy Slavitt

Acting Administrator of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services under President Barack Obama

Mary Agnes Carey (mod.)

Partnerships Editor and Senior Correspondent for Kaiser Health News

Saturday | 11:10 AM

Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

Why are So Many New Mothers Dying?

The maternal mortality crisis in Texas: what caused it, what we can do about it, and why we haven’t addressed it already

Supported by Quest Diagnostics

Kami Geoffray

CEO of the Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas

Lisa Hollier

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Chairwoman

Donna Howard

State Representative

Marsha Jones

Executive Director of the Afiya Center

Marissa Evans (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 1:45 PM

Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

One on One with Glenn Hegar

The Texas comptroller on the health of our economy after Harvey, how we should think about the state’s Rainy Day Fund and the morphing definition of fiscal conservatism

Supported by the Beer Alliance of Texas

Ross Ramsey  (mod.)

Executive Editor at The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 3:05 PM

Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

Next Steps on Mental Health

Each of the last two legislatures have finally paid attention to — and put dollars behind — the issue. How do we build on that good work?

Supported by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

John Burruss

CEO of Metrocare Services

Sharon Butterworth

Chairwoman of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium

Garnet Coleman

State Representative

Four Price

State Representative

Alana Rocha (mod.)

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 4:25 PM

Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

Fixing NAFTA

The president thinks it should be overhauled or scrapped, and he’s not the only one. Texas has a lot at stake.

Supported by Toyota and Gulf States Toyota

Rafael Anchia

State Representative

Jon Barela

CEO of the Borderplex Alliance

Pia Orrenius

Vice President and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Julián Aguilar (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

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