Evan Smith is CEO of The Texas Tribune.

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In the latest episode of our podcast about the Texas Legislature, Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith talks to Elena Marks, the president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, about long-shot efforts to expand Medicaid in the 2021 legislative session — and failing that, what the state can do at a time when our uninsured population is growing.

Disclosure: Episcopal Health Foundation has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.

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