AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Dr. Deane Waldman will testify before the Texas House Committee on Insurance on how to use Medicaid waivers in a way that best serves Texans and promotes freedom and human flourishing. The hearing takes place Dec. 6, at 9:00 a.m. CST in Room E2.010 at the Texas State Capitol.

“When local officials are in charge of running Medicaid and determining how resources are spent, Texans will be better served,” said Dr. Deane Waldman director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Washington’s one-size-fits-all mandates make it more difficult for care providers to assist medically vulnerable Texans. Waivers are a way to return control of Texas Medicaid from Washington to Austin. Our Representatives are on target to consider the various choices that waivers offer to get us out from under Washington’s heavy hand.”

WHO: Dr. Deane Waldman, center director for TPPF's Center for Health Care Policy
WHAT: Testimony on Medicaid Waivers before the Texas House Committee on Insurance
WHEN:  Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CST
WHERE: Room E2.010 at the Texas State Capitol
 
For more information or to request an interview with Dr. Deane Waldman, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700. 
 
Dr. Deane Waldman, MD, MBA, is a retired pediatric cardiologist and director of the Center for Health Care Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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