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Testimonies recorded below occurred during the 85th Texas Legislature Special Session.

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Click here to access the Advocacy in Action Archive for testimonies during the 85th Texas Legislature regular session.


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

John Hawkins, senior vice president of advocacy and public policy at the Texas Hospital Association, testified before the Texas House Committees on Human Services and Public Health in a joint hearing on Nov. 1.


Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Matthew Feehery, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann's Prevention and Recovery Center, Houston and chair of the Texas Hospital Association's Behavioral Health Council, testified Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, before the Texas House County Affairs Committee on the national opioid epidemic and its implications for Texas.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy at the Texas Hospital Association, testified on July 25 before the House Appropriations Committee during the Texas Legislature Special Session on federal health care reform and the 1115 Medicaid Waiver.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Missy Atwood, J.D., principal at Germer Beaman & Brown LLC testified on July 21 against SB 11 and SB 80 in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee during the Texas Legislature Special Session.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Robert Fine, M.D., clinical director of the Office of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care at Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas testified on July 21 against SB 11 and SB 80 in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee during the Texas Legislature Special Session.