Upcoming Conference
Arizona, October 24, 2023

What They're Watching: John Burruss, MD, Metrocare Services

| Mar 28, 2023 | Texas

John Burruss, MD, is the CEO of Metrocare Services, a provider in Texas serving those with mental disabilities. At the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference last fall, Burruss sat down with us to discuss what he's watching in the state's healthcare space. He discussed the positive...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Julie Johnson, Texas Legislature

| Mar 28, 2023 | Texas

Texas Democratic Rep. Julie Johnson is continuing to advocate for progressive healthcare reforms including Medicaid expansion, despite continued opposition to the effort from the Republican majority in the state legislature. She again filed a bill in the legislature this year to establish the "Live Well Texas" program to expand Medicaid,...[ Read More ]

Texas lawmakers consider reforms addressing prescription drug affordability

| Mar 24, 2023 | Texas

The Texas House Select Committee on Health Care Reform heard testimony on several bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs for Texans on Thursday.     House Bill 25, also called the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Act (WPDIA), would authorize the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a prescription...[ Read More ]

Opening Keynote: John Hellerstedt, MD, former DSHS commissioner

| Mar 23, 2023 | Texas

We were honored to welcome John Hellerstedt, MD, the former commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), to open the 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month with a keynote address.     During his remarks, the seasoned health leader offer his insight about...[ Read More ]

House committee on youth health hears testimony on bill addressing social media’s harm on minors

| Mar 21, 2023 | Texas

The Texas House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety heard testimony on House Bill 18 on Monday, a measure that would restrict digital service providers from collecting and utilizing the personal identifying information of minors. Committee members placed the bill as “pending” in committee.      The bill would...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Mar 20, 2023 | Texas

We hosted our 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference recently, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of healthcare in Texas.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming healthcare don’t have a solid understanding of how the legislative...[ Read More ]