The stage is set for budget talks and a deep dive into the legislative agenda as Texas lawmakers settled into their new committee assignments this week.
In this week’s Texas Medical Association Legislative Hotline video, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) — the Senate Health and Human Services Committee chair — shares some of her thoughts on medicine’s priorities.
Senator Kolkhorst talked about the dollars involved in Medicaid, and also touched on several of medicine’s other legislative priorities during a presentation Saturday at TMA’s Winter Conference.
TMA’s Legislative Affairs Director Dan Finch also gives his analysis on the Texas legislature.
Finally, hear a First Tuesdays at the Capitol challenge for Texas physicians from Jason Terk, MD, chair of TMA’s Council on Legislation.
Also, make sure you receive TMA’s Legislative News Hotline each day, via Texas Medicine Today. Here’s how: Just log in to the Edit My Interests page on your TMA profile. Ensure you get all the legislative updates by selecting "Health care issues in the Texas Legislature" as one of your Grassroots and Advocacy interests, and TMA’s updates on the latest bills affecting medicine will arrive in your inbox as part of Texas Medicine Today at 2 pm each day lawmakers convene at the Capitol throughout Texas’ 86th legislative session.