PPACA Tops Fall Conference Agenda

Health care economist Thomas Miller will discuss the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on physicians and patients at TMA's 2012 Fall Conference, Oct. 19-20, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin.  

Mr. Miller is a former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress and has been at the forefront of health care policy on the national level. 

 Also on tap is a panel discussion featuring legislators and candidates for election in November. Invited to participate are: 

  • Greg Bonnen, MD, Republican nominee, Texas House District 24; 
  • Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, U.S. House District 26; 
  • Donna Campbell, MD, Republican nominee, Texas Senate District 25; 
  • Sen. Bob Deuell, MD, Texas Senate District 2; 
  • Rep. Susan King, Texas House District 71; 
  • Rep. Charles Schwertner, MD, Republican nominee, Texas Senate District 5; 
  • J.D. Sheffield, DO, Republican nominee, Texas House District 59; 
  • Rep. Mark Shelton, MD, Republican nominee, Texas Senate District 10; and
  • Rep. John Zerwas, MD, Texas House District 28.  

And, the conference's Legislative Training Session can teach you how to be a persuasive and effective communicator in the debate over new state and federal laws that affect you and your patients. Two training sessions will be conducted on Friday: 1:30-3 pm and 3-4:30 pm. Space is limited, so register today.  

Finally, the conference will feature a flu shot clinic in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the AT&T Center from 7:30 to 8:45 am on Oct. 20. The shots are $25. The nasal-spray vaccine is $40. Register for the conference and a flu vaccine though the TMA registration page.  

For more information, contact the TMA Knowledge Center by telephone at (800) 880-7955 or by email. 

Action, Oct. 15, 2012

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