A Conversation with State Sens. Kel Seliger and Kirk Watson
about 1 month ago.
Updated 5 months ago.
The 86th legislative session is nearly upon us. Members and their constituents are ranking their agenda items, and they agree on at least one thing: Issues related to health and human services are at or near the top of the list. What can we expect when the gavel comes down in January? Will the House and Senate address access to coverage and care challenges we face? What about mental health, maternal mortality, opioiods? Can we slow the pace of rural hospital closures? Can we increase the flow of dollars to graduate medical education? What about women’s health?
The Texas Tribune is pleased to present, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a three-part series of conversations on where the state is headed on health care. Join us on our livestream for 2018's third and final installment of this series: a discussion on the health care agenda heading into the 86th legislative session.
Our panelists are:
State Rep. César Blanco, D-El Paso
State Rep. Mary González, D-Clint
State Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso
State Rep. Lina Ortega, D-El Paso
State Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso
State Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso
Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, will moderate this event.