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These Medicine-Friendly Candidates Deserve Your Vote - 02/21/2020

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.


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.


Join Discussion on Treating Opioid Addiction - 11/13/2019

To help you gain a better understanding of opioids, the Nueces County Medical Society (NCMS) Alliance is hosting a symposium on addiction, prevention, treatment, and recovery later this month.


Keep Texans Safe And Healthy; Support Community Projects - 11/05/2019

Each year, local medical societies or alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grants program. The TMA Foundation Board approves the grant funding during its meeting in September.


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.


TMA, Associated Organizations Elect Leaders - 05/21/2019

Members of the Texas Medical Association, TMA Foundation, and TMA Alliance elected new leaders during TexMed 2019 in Dallas over the weekend.


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.


“We don’t want to go back to those days, ever.” - 07/02/2018

TMA Alliance member James Duerr is as passionate as the doctors he advocates for.


The House of Medicine Needs You to Vote – TODAY - 05/22/2018

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.


TMA President Touts House of Delegates’ Political Strength - 05/18/2018

The 152nd Annual Session of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates opened in San Antonio this morning with outgoing TMA President Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, reminding delegates of their ability to effect important health care change.


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.


A Century of Service - 03/08/2018

Today, that group for doctors’ wives has morphed into the TMA Alliance, a powerful political, community, and service organization that relies on the volunteer efforts of both men and women, both physicians and spouses.


Shout From Your Rooftops - Vote TODAY - 03/06/2018

If you do not vote today, you likely won’t be able to make your voice heard until the November general election, long after the races important to the house of medicine will be decided. Please don’t squander this important opportunity.


The Battle for the (Pro)Life of the Texas GOP - 03/05/2018

The ever-widening and ever-nastier split within the state’s antiabortion movement is a proxy for the fight for control of the Texas Republican Party. This election cycle, the nasty action is coming in several House races.


Today Is Your Last Chance to Vote Early - 03/02/2018

Early voting in Texas’ primary ends TODAY, meaning that after today physicians have just one more opportunity to make the voice of the house of medicine heard: election day on Tuesday.