David Balat is currently the Director of the Right on Healthcare initiative with Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has a broad base of experience throughout the healthcare spectrum with special expertise in healthcare finance. He is a former Congressional Candidate in Texas’2nd Congressional District and a seasoned hospital executive with more than 20 years of healthcare industry leadership and executive management experience.
Much of his background in leading multifaceted organizations and revitalizing complex facilities in financial distress has given him the reputation as an industry expert. David uses his unique perspective to counsel members of U.S. Congress and the State of Texas House of Representatives as their healthcare advisor. He is a published Op-Ed columnist and an active speaker and commentator on matters of health policy.
David is focused on education and advocacy in an effort to simplify coverage that is too expensive, complicated, and untrustworthy. He is an ardent advocate of Physicians and believes the restoration of the Physician/Patient relationship is critical to fixing our dysfunctional system. He often volunteers of his time to help families navigate their bills and how to understand their benefits.
David serves as the Chairman of the Board for Helping a Hero, a charity dedicated to building specially adapted housing for disabled veterans. His other activities in the community include mission work for his church and volunteering for several other groups dedicated to serving veterans. David also serves as a board member for a non-profit focused on educating legislators and the community about important matters pertaining to healthcare freedom.
David Balat is a first generation American and the first in his family to graduate from college. He received his B.S. from the University of Houston and a joint MBA/MHA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. He has been married since 1996 to his wife Lauren and they have two adult children.
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