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Thursday, January 9 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Innovation in Indigent Care

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Does everyone need health insurance? This panel looks at alternatives to insurance and ways to strengthen the safety net, from programs for low-income patients like CareLink in Bexar County, to coordinated charity care in Collin County, to a fundamental redesign of Medicaid.

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The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth

Executive Director of TPPF and Director of the Center for Health Care Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Arlene Wohlgemuth is Executive Director and director of the Foundation's Center for Health Care Policy. She served 10 years as a state representative for district 58. During the 77th legislative session, she served as chairman of Appropriations Article II Subcommittee (Health and Human Services), vice-chairman of Calendars, CBO for Human Services, and member of the Select Committee for Health Care Expenditures. Wohlgemuth authored HB 2292, the... Read More →

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Art Auer

Executive Director, Collin-Fannin County Medical Society
Mr. Auer is Executive Director of the Collin-Fannin County Medical Society, a post he created in  | partnership with the society’s leaders in 2008. It is the most recent in a series of positions Mr. Auer has held in medical society executive management, including positions with the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the San Joaquin Medical Society, and the Palm Beach Medical Society. | | Mr. Auer played a critical... Read More →
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George Hernandez

President and CEO, University Health System
George B. Hernández, Jr., JD, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of University  | Health System, an academic medical center and countywide hospital district located  | in Bexar County, Texas. The Health System serves as the principal partner of The  | University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and helps train over 2500  | health care professionals annually. | | University Health System operates... Read More →
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Senator Charles Schwertner

The Texas State Senate
Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, and a life-long conservative. | | In 2010, Schwertner was first elected to serve the people of House District 20 in the Texas  | House of Representatives, where he was a member of the powerful House Committee on  | Appropriations as well as the House Committee on Public Health. In 2012, Schwertner  | won the Republican Primary for the Texas Senate (District 5) with nearly... Read More →

Thursday January 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Capitol View Terrace South

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