Knowing what’s important when choosing a health plan, how to use benefits, and where to turn for help can be challenging for most of us when purchasing health coverage. That’s why the Texas Medical Association started the “Hey, Doc” educational campaign in 2013. This week we’re discussing the different kinds of health insurance plans available and costs.
Flu season typically peaks during the winter months. This year is no different. Physicians are now seeing more patients with the flu, or influenza. Texas physicians want to remind everyone that your best defense is getting vaccinated.
This week’s segment in Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) “Hey, Doc”
health insurance marketplace education campaign answers more questions
about aid provided to some Texans who enroll in the Exchange, called
subsidies, and how to renew your marketplace plan.
Improving health care quality and increasing patient safety; health care heroes serving thousands of immigrants on the border; whether to continue special funding to help underserved Texans; and physicians’ pessimism about their profession’s future highlight this month’s Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Texas Medicine magazine.
More than half of Texas doctors plan in the next three years to cut back on work hours or the number of patients they see, find another job in health care that doesn’t involve seeing patients, or retire, according to The Physicians Foundation’s 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians.