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    82nd Texas Legislature


    Physicians Testify at Interim Hearings

    TMA already is hard at work guiding health care policy through the Texas Legislature. Since February, House and Senate committee chairs have held interim hearings on budget cuts, controlling health care costs, expansion of scope, and a myriad of public health issues. At each hearing, TMA has had a physician leader present to ensure legislators understood our position and acted in the best interest of patients.  We also have submitted several letters to Governor Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Strauss. Read the latest TMA testimonies here.

    Podiatrists Can't Expand Scope to Ankle

    It's final. The Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners cannot go beyond its statutory authority and the will of the Texas Legislature.

    Cutting Medicaid Rates Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish

    Health care leaders representing TMA and other top Texas medical groups urge the Texas Health and Human Service Commission not to cut Texas’ Medicaid and CHIP physician payments.

    81st Legislative Session

    Read legislation briefs, testimonies, and actions of the 81st Legislative Session


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