More big names join State of Reform lineup

The latest addition to the State of Reform Health Policy Conference agenda on February 8th in Austin are two big names in the world of Texas news media and public policy:

  • Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor & Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune, and
  • Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner, Texas Health & Humans Services Commission



Ramsey and Smith will be featured on the Afternoon Keynote Panel, joining a powerful list of speakers to inform attendees on what’s next for health policy in Austin and Washington.

Other leading speakers on the program include, Lunch Keynote speaker James Capretta from the American Enterprise Institute, as well as:

Tom Banning: CEO, Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Nora Belcher: Executive Director, Texas e-Health Alliance

Rep. Dustin Burrows: Texas State Representative

Jose Camacho: Executive Director, Texas Association of Community Health Centers

Rep. Garnet Coleman: Texas State Representative

Rep. Sarah Davis: Texas State Representative

Jamie Dudensing: CEO, Texas Association of Health Plans

Marianne Fazen: Executive Director, Texas Business Group on Health

Kay Ghahremani: President & CEO, Texas Association of Community Health Plans

Rep. Stephanie Klick: Texas State Representative

Steve Love: President & CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council

Tom Quirk: CEO, United Healthcare – Texas

Sen. Jose Rodriguez: Texas State Senator 

Ted Shaw: President & CEO, Texas Hospital Association

Chris Wallace: President, Texas Association of Business

Kevin Warren: President & CEO, Texas Health Care Association

Rep. John Zerwas, MD: Texas State Representative

More information on the 65 speakers and their topics can be found at the conference Detailed Agenda. Meanwhile, a glance at the Topical Agenda gives a good idea of the flow of the day’s activity.

This is a lineup of speakers not to be missed for those wanting to know what to expect in health care policy in the weeks and months ahead, in what is already a very interesting 2017. Issues such as:

  • What’s next for Medicaid in Texas in a Trump Administration?
  • Can we really get health care costs under control?
  • What’s next for Texas health care in a post-ACA world?

Registration prices go up later this week so you want to sign-up now. Readers receive a 20% discount off the regular price using the promotional code “WEB” so make sure to register today!