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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Wednesday, January 6 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Uncompensated Care, Medicaid, and Solutions to Texas’ Health Care Crisis

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A supplemental spending bill passed by the 84th Legislature caused total state spending on health and human services (Article II) to exceed education spending (Article III) for the first time in Texas history. As the state’s Medicaid rolls continue to grow (even without the ACA Medicaid expansion), hospitals face looming federal funding cuts, and the state grapples with unprecedented healthcare costs, how can we stabilize the growth of state healthcare spending while improving access to and quality of care?

**This panel is CLE accredited** 

Moderators
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John Davidson

Director, Center for Health Care Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
John Davidson is director of the Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy. Davidson began his career in journalism, and has worked for a wide variety of publications and media companies. Before joining the Foundation in 2012, he was Executive Editor for Issue Media Group, where he oversaw 19 weekly publications in the U.S. and Canada covering the creative economy, business innovation, and urban development. | | A graduate of Hillsdale... Read More →

Speakers
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Representative Garnet Coleman

Texas House of Representatives
Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives continuously since 1991. Throughout his years of service, Representative Coleman has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of health care, economic development and education. He is currently the Senior ranking member of the Public Health Committee as well as the Chairman of the County Affairs Committee. Representative Coleman also... Read More →
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Dr. Vance Ginn

Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas, one of the nation’s top free market, state-level think tanks. He has expertise in fiscal policy and energy economics. | | In 2006, Ginn graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A in economics and accounting and minors in political science and mathematics. After interning for a U.S. Texas... Read More →
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Camille Miller

President & CEO, Texas Health Institute
Camille D. Miller has been the president and CEO of the Texas Health Institute (THI) since 1996. After completing bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology and social work at the University of Texas at Austin, Miller gained extensive experience in policy research and development while she served in Texas for three governors, two lieutenant governors, a state comptroller, and state senator, planning, researching and developing state policy to... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 616

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