TMA Legislative News Hotline: Friday, June 5, 2015

Session Wrap-Up: Medicine’s Wins & Losses

It’s over! The Texas Senate and House of Representatives officially concluded the 84th legislative session on Monday.

This week’s TMA Legislative News Hotline video features TMA’s advocacy vice president, Darren Whitehurst, summarizing all the session’s wins and losses for organized medicine and patient care. Watch as Mr. Whitehurst breaks down the highlights in four segments: (1) bills TMA sought that did not pass; (2) bills TMA did not support that passed; (3) bills TMA opposed that died during the course of the session, and (4) bills TMA supported that passed both chambers — a few of which Gov. Greg Abbott already has vetted (including one disappointing surprise). Mr. Whitehurst even looks ahead to next session and has a call to action for physicians, all in this week's video report