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Stand Up for Medicine – VOTE TOMORROW - 11/02/2020

Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Don’t let reports of high levels of turnout keep you from voting. The outcome of some of the races that TMA is watching have the potential to impact medicine’s advocacy.


TEXPAC’s Candidates Nearly Sweep the Super Tuesday Field - 03/04/2020

Nearly every one of the 132 legislative candidates endorsed by TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association political action committee, won their party’s nomination in the March 3 primary. Another five are headed for runoff elections on May 26. Only two lost outright.


Running off the Enemy - 02/26/2019

Following primary success, TEXPAC works to give more medicine-friendly candidates final nudge to November.


Cardiologist Sees Political Advocacy as Way to Care for Millions at a Time - 01/02/2019

Dallas interventional cardiologist Rick Snyder, MD, lives by a mantra that explains why he’s deeply invested in an area so many physicians outwardly avoid: politics. “We as physicians will have more impact on the health care our patients get in legislators’ offices and regulators’ offices [than] we do in exam rooms and operating rooms,” he said. “As clinicians, we treat one patient at a time. But as physician advocates, you can treat a whole state and a whole country all at once.”


New Allies at the Capitol: TEXPAC Endorsements Help Bring Fresh Faces to Texas Legislature - 01/02/2019

During the 2018 elections, TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s political action committee and bipartisan political arm, backed candidates for the Texas Legislature who demonstrated that they understand what doctors need to succeed. Thanks in part to TEXPAC’s support, a physician’s spouse and a number of other new pro-medicine faces will be sworn in to the House of Representatives when the 2019 session convenes on Jan. 8.