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Deane Waldman

Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Dr. Deane Waldman is a retired pediatric cardiologist and system theorist analyst for American healthcare. He brings 37 years of clinical experience plus the business and administrative experience as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at University of Chicago to the position of Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is also the Consumer Advocate member on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

Latest Columns

Texas and Medicaid: How big can you dream?

If Texas controlled its own Medicaid program and received a no-strings federal block grant, we could change everything: radical administrative simplification, eligibility standards, verification processes, insurance packages, “work requirements” and reimbursement schedules.

Medicaid expansion? No way!

Overinflated promises being made for expansion of Texas' Medicaid program remind us of two time-proven adages: "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is," and "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."