COMMITTEE:   Public Health 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 

PLACE:       Houston, TX 
CHAIR:       Rep. Lois Kolkhorst 



The committee will meet at the The University of Texas School of Public Health Auditorium, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030 to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


Charge #5


Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction:


An update on the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Medicaid 1115 Waiver.



Charge #1


Examine the adequacy of the primary care workforce in Texas and assess the impact of an aging population, the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and state and federal funding reductions to graduate medical education and physician loan repayment programs. Study the potential impact of medical school innovations, new practice models, alternative reimbursement strategies, expanded roles for physician extenders, and greater utilization of telemedicine. Make recommendations to increase patient access to primary care and address geographic disparities.


Public parking is available for a fee at the Texas Medical Center

Parking Garage #2 located at 1151 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030