March 4, 2013
- WHAT: More than 250 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members from across Texas will fill the Capitol to urge legislators to support Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) legislative agenda, including improving access to affordable care and bills that reduce red tape and improve efficiency. This will mark the second of four TMA “First Tuesdays at the Capitol,” the association’s lobby days.
- WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
- WHERE: State Capitol and Capitol Extension (preassembly at the TMA building, 401 W. 15th St., Austin)
- WHO: TMA physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members (volunteers who are physicians and/or spouses of TMA physicians) from across Texas
- WHY: TMA doctors urge legislators to follow TMA’s Healthy Vision 2020: Caring for Patients in a Time of Change, the association’s strategic roadmap, which outlines recommendations to improve the health of all Texans and to shore up Texas’ workforce shortage this decade. Key issues include Medicaid funding, immunizations, red-tape reduction, and funding for graduate medical education. TMA First Tuesdays will continue on April 2, and May 7.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
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