District Policy Group President Ilisa Halpern Paul served as the luncheon keynote speaker at the 2017 Texas Healthcare Trustees’ Healthcare Governance Conference. Her address, “Inside the Beltway: Health Policy Realities and Crystal Ball Outlook,” focused on the effect of federal fiscal policy on health policy as well as anticipated outcomes on issues such as health care reform, Medicaid reform, the Children’s Health Insurance Program reauthorization, the CHRONIC Act, and post-acute care payment reform.

The Texas Healthcare Trustees is a statewide association that provides education and leadership development to board members and those in leadership positions at Texas hospitals and health systems. The Healthcare Governance Conference brought together hospital board trustees, hospital executive leadership, and governance officers to discuss leading issues in health care governance.