November 13, 2019
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients
Health System Reform
Medicare For All is becoming popular among Democratic lawmakers and the public. But, as popular as the concept is, the details are lost in the simple slogan of “Medicare for All.” Read More
The best course for providing health care lies between entitlements and options Read More
Indigent Health Care
Estimates of the Uninsured for Counties in Texas, Adults 18-64, 2015
Source: United States Census Bureau. American Fact Finder.
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The website for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blunt: “History shows that severe illness and death rates tend to be higher for racial and ethnic minority populations during public health emergencies than for other populations.” That is certainly happening with COVID-19. Emerging data already show that long-standing social determinants of health are stacked against Blacks and Hispanics in Texas, in some cases prompting a stronger call for value-based care, among other tools, so physicians can better help people of color cope with the health inequities brought on by COVID-19.
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