Businessman Lan Bentsen Joins Families to Testify Before House Appropriations Health and Human Service Sub-Committee on Proposed Cuts to Children’s Health

Businessman Lan Bentsen Joins Families to Testify Before House Appropriations Health and Human Service Sub-Committee on Proposed Cuts to Children’s Health

Austin – On Tuesday, February 15th, Lan Bentsen, co-founder of Frontera Resources, a Texas-based international oil company and families join CDF-Texas to testify before the House Appropriations Sub-committee as lawmakers make important funding decisions under Article II, for Health and Human Services. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Children’s Medicaid are two programs that not only provide affordable health coverage to millions of Texas children, they help shoulder the burdens placed on local taxpayers by bringing millions of federal tax dollars back home to Texas. Families will testify about the real life consequences associated with cuts to children’s health coverage, and Lan Bentsen will address the economic shortsightedness and fiscal irresponsibility cuts to HHSC will mean for Texas businesses and taxpayers.

Who: Lan Bentsen, Co-founder Frontera Resources, international oil and gas company
  Elizabeth Bible, mother from Amarillo
  Richard Uhr, grandfather from Houston
  Beth Quill, Texas Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund
What: Lan Bentsen and families will testify before the Texas legislature, House Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Health and Human Services.
  Participants will be available for individual interviews starting at 11:00am
When February 15, 2011
  11:00am - 5:00pm
  Contact Anat Kelman Shaw at 713.664.4080 to schedule an interview
Where State Capitol extension building
  Room E1.030

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