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Texas can cut its own coverage solution path

Lawmakers again have the opportunity to work with the federal government to develop a coverage program for the low-income uninsured that is best suited to the needs of Texans.

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By David L. Callender, M.D., President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System

An ENT surgeon with expertise in head and neck cancers, Dr. Callender joined Memorial Hermann Health System in 2019 as President and CEO. Memorial Hermann is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in Southeast Texas, serving Greater Houston for more than 113 years.

“Politics may make this endeavor difficult, but as medical professionals, we have an obligation to speak up on behalf of our patients, and that means identifying a workable solution to the problem of the uninsured.”