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Saturday, September 28 • 9:30am - 10:30am
No Thanks, Obamacare

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Texas is ground zero in the fight over the Affordable Care Act

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Emma Platoff

Justice and Politics Reporter at The Texas Tribune
Platoff is a justice and politics reporter for The Texas Tribune. She is the former managing editor of the Yale Daily News and a former intern at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Hartford Courant. Platoff is a graduate of Yale University.

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Elena Marks

President and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation
Marks is the president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, a Houston-based philanthropy that works to improve the health of the 57 counties that make up the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. She is also a nonresident fellow in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute... 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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David Balat

Director of the Right on Healthcare Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Balat is the director of the Right on Healthcare initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the health care industry, and he serves as a health care adviser and counsels members of U.S. Congress and the Texas... Read More →
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Stacey Pogue

Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities
Pogue joined the Center for Public Policy Priorities in 2008 and currently focuses on health policy issues. She has done health policy and research work with the Medicaid and CHIP Division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Insurance. Pogue... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall