The Texas Lyceum held a Public Conference on Health Care in Houston in 2004 that
was attended by several well known leaders within the Health Care industry as well
as business and civic leaders throughout Texas. We invite and encourage you to download
the Lyceum Journal that was written as a special edition to capture the issues and
discussions that were explored and debated during our conference.
The right or privilege of healthcare was the discussion for our Public Conference,
but it was more than just a discussion. Access to healthcare continues to be a growing
problem for millions of people in our state. The purpose of this conference was
to highlight the underlying debate central to health care delivery, policymaking
and financing and raise public awareness of the important issues consequent to the
health care system's fragile infrastructure.
We regularly read about or are told by the media of the tens of thousands of people
who are without health insurance, the demands on our city and county emergency rooms
or the illnesses that could have been prevented.
In true Lyceum fashion, our public conference presented several sides of the issue
to help lawmakers, policy advocates, health professionals, and concerned citizens
to begin developing real strategies to tackle this problem.
Read the Journal here