Physician Advocacy

  • Advocacy is at the core of TMA’s mission to stand up for Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.

    From grassroots physicians building relationships with lawmakers, to the lobby team pushing TMA’s policy agenda in Austin, to leadership delegations laying out TMA’s positions in Washington, D.C., advocacy is some of the association’s most important work.

  • TMA’s Top 10 Legislative Priorities

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    At the heart of the Texas Medical Association’s legislative agenda is protecting the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship, whether from interference from insurers and other nonmedical entities, laws that lower the standard of care, or public health threats.

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  • Grassroots Action Center

    Grassroots Action Center  

    Your strong voice is needed to improve the practice of medicine today and for future generations. That's why it's important for all members of the family of medicine to get involved. You don't have to be an advocacy expert.

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  • Key Issues

    Key Issues  

    At the heart of TMA's agenda for the 2023 Texas legislative session is protecting the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship.

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    TMA's Key Issues
  • TMA State Advocacy

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    The Texas Legislature meets every other year, and this is where advocacy is most intense. However, state advocacy is ongoing between sessions, at stakeholder meetings and interim hearings, and through rulemaking input. TMA policy drives the association’s advocacy agenda.

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  • TMA Federal Advocacy

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    Fixing the Medicare payment system is a perennial goal for medicine. And as the health care system as whole is under more and more scrutiny at the federal level, and changing rapidly, TMA remains vocal in protecting the patient-physician relationship and supporting the practice of medicine.

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  • TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

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