Monday, April 4, 2011

Obamacare, Texas, and Lessons From 2003

On Wednesday, April 6, the Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth will speak at a luncheon in Round Rock. Executive Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and director of the Foundation's Center for Health Care Policy, she served 10 years as a state representative for district 58, and in 2003 helped navigate Texas through a $10 billion budget shortfall.

As an astute policy analyst, Wohlgemuth has been closely monitoring the federal take-over of our healthcare system and advising Texas lawmakers on how the State will be impacted by Obamacare.   She notes that even without the new federal laws, state spending on Medicaid will double every decade.  With Obamacare, Texas would have to spend nearly half of its budget on Medicaid.  While she supports efforts to repeal, Wohlgemuth has also outlined plans for the state to cope with Obamacare, and recently joined Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and State Representative Lois Kolkhorst in a call for Medicaid reforms.

Sponsored by the Williamson County Republican Women, the event is open to the general public, cost is $15 and includes a catered lunch.  Meet and Greet begins at 11:15am, and the program begins at 11:30am.  RSVP to

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