Dr. John H. Krouse, dean of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and vice president for Health Affairs, participated in the Texas Tribune’s A Conversation on Health Care Reform panel discussion, held Tuesday at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

 

The panel, which included U.S. Rep. Filemón Vela (TX-15) and state representatives Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (Dist. 20) and Oscar Longoria (Dist. 35), discussed the challenges the state and the Rio Grande Valley face in providing affordable healthcare access to citizens and how the Valley, state and federal governments can work together to improve access to care.

 

Krouse also talked about the efforts the School of Medicine is undertaking to provide care to Valley residents in medically underserved areas, including healthcare provided through the Unimóvil mobile clinic, and its AHEC sites.

 

The panel was moderated by Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of the Texas Tribune.