Health Policy

True or False: A Discussion Challenging Everything You Think You Know About Health Care

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Add to Calendar

Presented by the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute

Far too often in the world of health policy, we accept half-truths as indisputable facts. But what happens when we take a deeper dive and really scrutinize the data? Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr., director of the TMC Health Policy Institute and author of the book Health Care Half Truths, will challenge panelists and audience members to reconsider what they think they know about health care.

For example, many of us think the U.S. has the best health care system in the world. But what do the numbers tell us? We’ve all heard over and over again that preventive care saves money. But do the dollars really add up? Garson will discuss those myths and misconceptions, and others, with experts from across Texas Medical Center in what’s sure to be a fun and informative discussion.

The discussion will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Follow the conversation using #HealthPolicyMyths


Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr., MD, MPH
Director, Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute
Former Dean, Baylor College of Medicine
Former University Provost, University of Virginia


Anita G. Hufft, PhD, RN
Professor and Dean, Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing

Stephen Linder, PhD
Associate Director, Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute
Director, Institute for Health Policy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

F. Lamar Pritchard, PhD
Professor and Dean, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Jean Raphael, MD, MPH
Founding Director of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.

Jessica L. Roberts, JD
Director, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center
Health Policy Scholar, Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine.

Michael E. Speer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Past President, Texas Medical Association

For more information and registration, visit:


Texas Medical Center Executive Offices, John P. McGovern Commons

6550 Bertner Avenue, 6th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030


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