summit AGENDA

November 9: Harnessing Health Care Innovation in Unprecedented Times

The COVID-19 pandemic is permanently reshaping health care How will health coverage and health care be different—for now, and forever? Most critically: What are we learning from this?

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  • 10:00 AM
    The High Cost of Health Care and How People can get a Better Deal During and After COVID-19

    Leading healthcare expert and renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon, Dr. Makary, will deliver the keynote presentation, addressing the future of healthcare and the importance of transparency in making the most informed decisions for our well-being during and after COVID-19.

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  • 11:10 AM
    Waste Not, Want Not: Let’s Reduce Health Care Spending by 25 Percent

    In the national debate about health reform, there’s no need to start over. Instead, Humana CMO and chief corporate affairs officer Dr. William Shrank proposes building on the strengths in today’s system to deliver higher quality care and reduce costs while producing the necessary savings to expand coverage to all Americans. Dr. Shrank will discuss the three forces that govern the de-adoption of low-value care and apply this framework to identify and prioritize policies that could be used to reduce waste and speed the move to value-based care.

  • 1:00 PM
    The 2020 Elections: What Just Happened? What is going to Happen?

    Less than a week after Election Day 2020, The Texas Tribune Executive Editor and Co-Founder Ross Ramsey will join Founding and Managing Partner of PLUS Communications Danny Diaz for a wide-ranging discussion on how the results of 2020’s state and federal elections will drive the policy debate in 2021 and beyond. You won’t want to miss this.

  • 2:00 PM
    Health Care in 2021 and Beyond: View from CMS

    CMS Deputy Administrator and Acting Chief of Staff Calder Lynch joins Texas Covered to discuss the agency’s efforts around COVID-19, the impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid and Medicare, and the agency’s priorities moving forward.

  • 3:00 PM

    COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities & What’s Next for Health Care

    COVID-19 is still growing, contagious, and lethal, but our nation is learning to live in this new normal. Our panel of national public health experts will discuss the impacts this crisis has had on health care and how it is shaping the future.

  • 4:00 PM
    What Health Care Affordability Means Post COVID-19?

    Texas and the U.S. have a longstanding problem with health care spending and access to affordable coverage. Since COVID-19 began, these problems have been brought into focus — but so have some of the solutions. Join us for a discussion about these solutions and what health care affordability means post COVID-19.


Registered participants at Texas Covered will gather exclusive insights on health policy challenges and trends.

Hilton Austin
8-10, 2021
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