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Health Care and the 86th Legislature

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University of Texas at El Paso – Union Building East

500 W. University Ave.

El Paso, TX 79968

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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.

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This event will take place in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center in the Union Building (East 308) at UTEP in El Paso. The event is free, open to the public and includes a light lunch. Visitor parking is available in the Sun Bowl Parking Garage with this parking pass (see campus parking map). For those watching this event on livestream, please note the panel will begin at 11:45 a.m. Mountain Time, or 12:45 p.m. Central Time.



This series of conversations on health care is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and is supported by Quest Diagnostics, Law Office of Carlos Eduardo Cardenas, P.C, CityHealth, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute / Hackett Center, The Hospitals of Providence, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and El Paso Community College. It is hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso.

Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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