Capitol Update


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 Aisha Ainsworth, manager, advocacy communications, 512/465-1511.

June 6, 2019

In this episode of THA’s Capitol Update, John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy, discusses how recently passed state surprise billing legislation can serve as a model for federal legislation being debated in Congress.

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 discuss how hospitals are part of the debate.

Jan. 16, 2019

Evan Smith, president and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, discusses the opening of the 86th Texas Legislative Session and THA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Expo.

Nov. 15, 2018

Incoming THA Board Chair Sally Hurt-Deitch discusses 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.

Sept. 20, 2018

THA’s Carrie Kroll, vice president, Advocacy, Quality and Public Policy, discusses 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, discusses the March 6 Texas primaries in the latest Capitol Update.

Feb. 21, 2018

THA’s Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, quality and public health, discusses 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, discusses plain language alerts in the latest Capitol Update.

Jan. 29, 2018

John Hawkins discusses the Medicaid 1115 Waiver in the latest Capitol Update.