Tuesday, February 14, 2006

House Public Health Committee to meet

The committee will hold its next public hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, beginning at 10 a.m. in Capitol Extension E2.036. The committee will meet to hear invited testimony on interim charge 2:

Consider the state's role and approach to Medicare Part D, and evaluate the impact to Texas Medicaid clients.

Three invited panels will speak to the committee. The first panel includes a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as well as Commissioner Albert Hawkins, HHSC. The second panel will include representatives from various pharmacies, and the third will include representatives from health plans. No public testimony will be accepted.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can hear it via Livestream. You will need an up-to-date version of RealPlayer to hear it. (For some reason, the version I have always makes the committee members look like Smurfs. [waving hello to the Real folks and noting: it's free and it works, or it's crap--I'm just saying])

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