The Health Care Compact is an interstate compact that would take health care policy decisions out of the control of the federal government, returning them to the states. Eight states have already passed the Health Care Compact into law: Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Indiana, Utah, South Carolina, and Alabama. The Health Care Compact was recently introduced in Congress by Rep. James Lankford (Oklahoma). May 1st from 7:30-8:30 Eastern, Leo Linbeck III will explain how the Healthcare Compact can place medical decisions, funding, and policy close to the doctor/patient relationship. He will also address common questions about the way the Health Care Compact functions, and provide tips for getting the Health Care Compact passed in your own state.

Leo Linbeck III is President and CEO of Aquinas Companies, LLC, which focuses on construction management, life science preventive technology development, and real estate development. Additionally, Mr. Linbeck teaches MBAs as an adjunct professor at both the Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he serves as Lecturer. He graduated from University of Notre Dame with two bachelor degrees, one in Civil Engineering and one in the Program of Liberal Studies. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Linbeck is also involved with PreK-12 education reform, specifically the expansion of high-performing charter schools serving low-income communities. He assisted in the development of REEP (the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program), a business-school-based program for developing school leaders and currently serves as its Chairman. He also serves on the boards of several educational, community and nonprofit organizations.