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The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. We hope you will join us.
Saturday, September 28 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Future of Health

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Can we afford to provide care to all Texans? Can we afford not to?

Presented by and programmed in partnership with TEXAS 2036. Also presented by Ascension Seton.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Moderator
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Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor for The Texas Tribune
MacLaggan is the Tribune’s managing editor. Previously, she worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics... Read More →

Speakers
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Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean for Health Ecosystem at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
Kahlon serves as the vice dean for health ecosystem at the Dell Medical School, leading the school’s innovation efforts. She also serves as executive director of Factor Health at Dell Med, a city-wide platform that addresses the drivers of health or nonmedical factors that can predict... Read More →
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Avik Roy

Co-Founder and President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Roy is the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, a nonprofit think tank that conducts research on expanding economic opportunity. He is also the policy editor at Forbes and manages The Apothecary, the publication’s blog on health care policy... Read More →
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Kel Seliger

State Senator
Seliger, R-Amarillo, has represented Senate District 31 since 2005. He sits on the Senate Health & Human Services, Nominations and Veteran Affairs & Border Security committees. Previously, Seliger served four terms as mayor of Amarillo and was a member of the Amarillo City Commission... Read More →
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Mary Dale Peterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Driscoll Children's Hospital
Peterson was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Driscoll Children’s Hospital in 2018, after serving as president and chief executive officer of the Driscoll Health Plan since 2006. In her position, she oversees system-wide operations and the Driscoll Health... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TEXAS 2036 Tent Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Attendees (215)