TMA physician leaders are already working tirelessly on behalf of their profession and their patients to improve Texas health care system. The less hectic and more deliberate pace of the interim allows for a more in-depth investigation into complex topics. Medicine recommends lawmakers consider these initiatives before the start of the 88th legislative session in January 2023.
Here's a look back at testimony from the 2021 legislative session.
Below are delivered testimonies to lawmakers and state agencies.
TMA Supports Allocation of Funds to Sustain Momentum in Cancer Research, Prevention, and Treatment(Written Testimony Re: CPRIT to Senate Finance Committee, Jan. 30, 2023)
TMA Supports the Maintenance of Existing Services Required to Carry Out the Public Health Activities Critical to the State(Testimony Re: DSHS 2024-25 Legislative Appropriation and Exceptional Items Request, Sept. 29, 2022)
TMA Urges Comprehensive Rural Health Care Reform Amid Workforce Shortages(Interim Written Testimony by Adrian Billings, MD to the House Committee on Public Health, Sept. 14, 2022)
TMA Proposes Five Goals to Improve Health Care Access Affordability in Texas(Interim Testimony by John Carlo, MD to the House Select Committee on Health System Reform, Aug. 5, 2022)
House Select Committee on Health Reform_TMA/TPS(Interim Testimony by Valerie Smith, MD - TMA/TPS to the House Select Committee on Health Reform, Oct. 3, 2022)
Select Committee on Healthcare Reform TWHC(Interim Testimony from the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition to the Select Committee on Healthcare Reform, Oct. 3, 2022)
Texas Public Health Coalition Testimony to the House Select Committee on Health Care Reform (Interim Written Testimony from the Texas Public Health Coalition to the House Select Committee on Health Care Reform, Oct. 3, 2022)
Combatting Opioid-Related Deaths Requires New Approach, TMA Tells Lawmakers (Interim Written Testimony by C.M. Schade, MD to the House Committee on Public Health, Sept. 13, 2022)
Department of State Health Services Stakeholder Briefing – Legislative Appropriations Request(Interim Testimony by Valeri Smith, MD and Stakeholders to the Texas Department of State Health Services, July 26, 2022)
Preserving Telehealth Gains Requires Payment, Paperwork Parity(Interim Written Testimony on HB 4 by TMA to the House Committee on Public Health, Sept. 13, 2022)
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