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Help Shape Medicine’s Future Through Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol - 01/29/2021

The 2021 session of the Texas Legislature is under way, and the Texas Medical Association needs your voice to help advance medicine’s key issues at the Capitol. Beginning Feb. 2, join TMA and the TMA Alliance for a new virtual format of First Tuesdays at the Capitol, scheduled at noon each month through May.

First Tuesdays at the Capitol Are Now Virtual - 01/26/2021

This year, instead of hosting early morning in-person First Tuesdays at the Capitol events in Austin, the Texas Medical Association lobby team will take a virtual deep dive into TMA’s legislative priorities during the lunch hour. You will be able to arm yourself with the information you need to successfully advocate on behalf of health care in Texas, conveniently from your home or practice.

The House of Medicine Needs You to Vote – TODAY - 01/20/2021

If you didn’t cast an early ballot, get out and vote today before 7 p.m. Support the candidates who support physicians and our patients.

Lobbying Tips - 01/14/2021

The involvement of physicians, medical students and alliance members is vital to the success of TMA’s grassroots lobbying efforts. A vital asset to TMA’s professional lobbying team, only you can give your state legislators the most accurate picture about how the issues really affect the practice of medicine and the patients of Texas. TMA offers some tips for lobbying your legislator on the issues of importance to you.

Champions of Medicine: TEXPAC-Endorsed Incumbents Head to November Elections - 10/30/2020

Each election, TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s nonpartisan political arm, throws its support behind candidates who have demonstrated their support for a medicine-friendly agenda.

TEXPAC-Endorsed Candidates to Be Strong Advocates for Medicine - 10/22/2020

Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and ends Friday, Oct. 30. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s nonpartisan political arm, has endorsed candidates from all levels of elected office across Texas.

Medicine-Friendly Candidates Prevail in Tuesday’s Runoff Elections - 07/15/2020

Most of the Texas House and Senate candidates backed by TEXPAC won their races in Tuesday’s primary runoff elections and will move on to November’s general election.

Becoming a Better Physician ”Thanks” to Cancer - 03/24/2020

Having undergone the trials of being a patient awith a 'spiculated lung nodule,' I pray that we physicians remain vigilant in protecting our patients.

These Medicine-Friendly Candidates Deserve Your Vote - 02/28/2020

TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s bipartisan political arm, has endorsed nearly 150 candidates from both parties for the March 3 elections. TEXPAC’s four-step endorsement process leans heavily on the recommendations of local physician leaders.

Register to Vote by Monday - 01/29/2020

Elections, particularly the spring party primaries, determine the practice environment for Texas physicians and our patients. And election season is upon us. To help elect medicine-friendly candidates in the March primaries, you must be registered to vote by Monday, Feb. 3.

Hospitals Can Improve Care for Patients With Hearing-Loss, TMA Says - 01/03/2020

Hospitals and emergency departments should provide specific forms of identification for patients with hearing loss, the Texas Medical Association emphasized to the Texas Hospital Association last year.

Texas Medicine Issues First Endorsements for 2020 - 12/11/2019

Gearing up for the 2020 primary elections, the political action arm of the Texas Medical Association endorsed one candidate seeking an open seat in the Texas Senate and three running for open Texas House seats.

November Ballot Will Decide Future of Cancer Research in Texas - 10/03/2019

Billions of dollars in cancer-fighting grants, research, and preventive care are on the line when Texas voters go to the polls on Nov. 5. Physicians and other supporters hope voters will elect to continue funding the state’s cancer-fighting agency, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Fort Worth Physician Surprised With TEXPAC June Bratcher Award - 05/21/2019

TEXPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), surprised Fort Worth obstetrician-gynecologist G. Sealy Massingill, MD, with the 2019 TEXPAC June Bratcher Award for Political Action, for outstanding support of a political campaign to help organized medicine.

Jan. 8, 2019: 86th Legislature Kicks Off Today - 01/09/2019

The 86th Texas Legislature convened at noon today. By the time you read this, House members likely will have selected veteran Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) to serve as House speaker. Representative Bonnen replaces Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), who had been speaker since 2009 and who retired last year.

Election 2018: Continuing the Fight - 01/09/2019

As the party of medicine, TEXPAC throws its support behind candidates who understand what benefits doctors and their patients. In many cases, the real hurdles for medicine’s best candidates loom not in the 2018 general election, but in primaries like the one on March 6.

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.”

The Street Fight is Over — and Medicine Prevailed - 11/09/2018

Record amounts of money raised and spent. Ruthless campaign ads and name-calling. A brawl for the history books. Election Day has come and gone, and despite some tough punches, the House of Medicine prevailed.

Family of Medicine Grows in Texas Legislature - 11/07/2018

Dallas attorney whose wife is a gastroenterologist brings to eight the number of Family of Medicine members who will serve in the Texas Legislature next year. Democrat Julie Johnson joins seven TMA-member physicians who will return to the Texas Senate and House in 2019.

VOTE TODAY: Advocacy Begins at the Ballot Box - 11/06/2018

Stand up for your profession. Every single vote counts. And matters. Vote today.

The Midterm is Finally Here — Early Voting Starts Today - 10/22/2018

The midterm election is finally upon us. TEXPAC has worked diligently this year, in concert with physician leaders and county medical societies, to evaluate the candidates for all levels of elected office across Texas.

The House of Medicine Needs You to Register to Vote - 10/08/2018

If you are one of Texas’ new residents, or if you’ve recently moved to a new address, TMA encourages you to register to vote so you can participate in this year’s midterm election. A couple of very close races could significantly impact the House of Medicine during the next session.

Medicine-Friendly Candidates Win Tuesday’s Runoff Elections - 09/20/2018

Medicine scored big wins in Tuesday’s runoff primary elections — most of them at the expense of candidates backed by extremist groups bent on taking over the Texas Capitol.

It Takes a Village: TMA Works Arm in Arm with Other Organizations - 04/20/2018

TMA’s relationships with a diverse set of key organizations enables TMA to provide comprehensive services in more innovative ways that it could on its own.

Medicine Defends Friends in Party Primaries and Wins Big - 04/06/2018

Across the state yesterday, TEXPAC-backed candidates beat back well-funded attacks from outside their districts to win their parties’ nomination for re-election. The results of Tuesday’s party primary elections once again prove that all politics is local.