COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Wednesday, August 01, 2012 

PLACE:        E1.036 (Finance Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Robert Duncan 



* Public testimony will be limited to three minutes per witness.


* If submitting written materials, please provide 20 copies with your witness affirmation card.


The Senate State Affairs Committee will meet jointly with the Senate Health & Human Services Committee to take up and consider the following interim charge:  Monitor the potential impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on insurance regulations, Medicaid and CHIP, health care outcomes and overall health of all Texans, and the state budget in Texas.  Additionally, monitor the current constitutional challenges to PPACA, and other court cases associated with PPACA, and ensure that the state does not expend any resources until judicial direction is clear.