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The Capitol Update is a video podcast produced by the Texas Hospital Association during the Texas legislative session. The podcast discusses issues related to health care legislation and policy. For more information, contact Stephanie Limb, vice president, advocacy communications, 512/465-1557.

April 4, 2019

In this episode of the THA Capitol Update, we take members deep into an issue in debate in the Texas Legislature. With less than 60 days left this session, lawmakers are hitting on their priority areas, which means balance billing is in the cross hairs. Hear THA's Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Public Policy John Hawkins and Lance discuss how hospitals are part of the debate.


Jan. 16, 2019

Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, strategic communications, and Evan Smith, president and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, discuss the opening of the 86th Texas Legislative Session and THA's 2019 Annual Conference and Expo.


Nov. 15, 2018

Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, strategic communications, and incoming THA Board Chair Sally Hurt-Deitch discuss what's to come in 2019 and why it's important to attend the THA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo in Austin, Feb. 21-22.


Sept. 21, 2018

After Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Hospital Association was humbled by the outpouring of support from colleagues around the country to help in disaster relief efforts for hospital employees. Please help return the favor as North Carolina Healthcare Association raises funds to assist hospitals and communities affected by Hurricane Florence rebuild.

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Sept. 20, 2018

THA's Carrie Kroll, vice president, Advocacy, Quality and Public Policy, and Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, Strategic Communications, discuss the importance of newborn screening. Read more on the Newborn Screening webpage.


March 8, 2018

THA's Jennifer Banda, J.D., vice president, advocacy, public policy and HOSPAC, and Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, communications and marketing, discuss the March 6 Texas primaries in the latest Capitol Update.


Feb. 21, 2018

THA's Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, quality and public health, and Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, communications and marketing, discuss post Hurricane Harvey analysis and the latest report released by THA.


Feb. 14, 2018

THA's Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, quality and public health, and Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, communications and marketing, discuss plain language alerts in the latest Capitol Update.


Jan. 29, 2018

John Hawkins and Lance Lunsford of THA discuss the Medicaid 1115 Waiver in the latest Capitol update.