Physician Advocacy

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  • Take Three: COVID Relief Funds, Local Vaccine Mandates on Third Special Session Agenda

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    Today, the Texas Legislature convenes for its third 2021 special session – and fourth session overall this year – with federal COVID-19 relief funds on the agenda and the House of Medicine hoping to influence how lawmakers will allocate those funds.

    Here's the Agenda  
  • TMA Statement: Enough Is Enough

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    The Texas Medical Association is shocked the U.S. Supreme Court so far has not stopped the provisions of Senate Bill 8 that create a scheme of deputizing private citizens to carry out what the state itself cannot do, due to U.S. constitutional restrictions. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 4 is on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott with language that criminalizes the practice of medicine.

    Read the Full Statement  
  • Physician-Led Results: Grassroots Advocacy Paid Off in Tangible Wins at the Capitol

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    Texas physicians made the most of an extraordinary, scaled-back session of the Texas Legislature in 2021. They helped pass laws to curb prior authorization hassles; keep physicians from incurring new practice costs; install liability protections for future pandemics like COVID-19; extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for new mothers; and keep graduate medical education (GME) fully funded.

    More About TMA's Success  
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  • Bailey Caps Trying Year as AMA President, Inspires Physicians to Continue Leadership

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    In a speech concluding a historic and challenging term as American Medical Association president, Fort Worth allergist and immunologist Susan R. Bailey, MD, shared sympathetic and inspiring words for her colleagues as she reflected on a year defined by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    We Stand Up for What’s Right  
  • TMB No Longer Requiring Practices to Follow COVID-19 Safe-Practice Standards

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    The Texas Medical Board’s (TMB) minimum safe-practice standards are no longer in place, the Texas Medical Association has learned. However, TMB recommends practices continue to follow federal guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Action Alerts

    One simple but important action you can take during the session is to respond to a TMA Action Alert. Action alerts are prepared messages from TMA asking legislators to stop or pass a bill. Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone.

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