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House Committee on State Health Care Expenditures, Select - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Dianne White Delisi, Chair
Roberto Gutierrez, Vice Chair
Linda Harper-Brown, Vice Chair
Leo Berman
Jaime Capelo
Myra Crownover
Joe Deshotel
Sid Miller
Vicki Truitt
Carlos Uresti
Arlene Wohlgemuth
Charges
• Monitor the implementation of the Driver Responsibility Act in respect to the collection of associated surcharges for trauma care. Specifically evaluate the funding and distribution of funds to trauma care facilities.
• Study the effects of "crowd out" in the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid Program to determine accurate data and to ascertain if additional policy changes are needed to prevent "crowd out" of private insurance and escalating public insurance costs.
• Evaluate the funding source of the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program and the criteria that a hospital must meet to participate in the DSH program in comparison to the balance and fairness of other state and federal funding streams.
• Study the current consumer-directed care models that are in use by the state and look at other states' consumer-directed care models that may benefit Texas in areas such as long-term health care and chronic health care. Place emphasis on the Program of All-Inclusive Care For the Elderly model to ascertain its true potential for both cost-effectiveness and improved health outcomes. Identify barriers to the model's expansion in Texas.
• Continue to identify and seek new models for the provision of health care benefits within the Employee Retirement System and the Teacher Retirement System.

Note:
Appointed by Speaker proclamation 1/30/2003.
Linda Harper-Brown appointed Vice-Chair 4/15/04 pursuant to Rule 4, section 5 and Rule 1, Section 15. (Proclamation, Tom Craddick, April 13, 2004)
Roberto Gutierrez replaced as Vice-Chair 4/15/04 pursuant to Rule 4, section 5. (Proclamation, Tom Craddick, April 15, 2004.)

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