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Volume 107, Number 5 – May 2011

COVER STORY(pages 18-26)

Desperate Times
Medicaid is crushing the state budget. A lingering recession that swelled enrollment, a budget shortfall that could top $27 billion, and the fact that health system reform will require expansion of Medicaid combined to create urgency about improving Medicaid's efficiency and effectiveness in this year's legislative session. By Ken Ortolon


Victory in 2010 (pages 29-32)
TMA wins for patients, physicians.

LAW(pages 39-44)

Doctor 911
TMA helps physicians in trouble. By Crystal Conde


Finding a Home
Medical home pilot targets quality, costs. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH(pages 55-63)

Moms Too Young

Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy. By Crystal Conde

ROUNDS(pages 7-14)

New TMA Leader Prepares for Challenging Year
Bridget McKeever to Assume Leadership of TMA Alliance
TMA Urges Bipartisan Medicare Fix 
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
Burgess Files Texas-Style Tort Reform Bill 
ImmTrac Takes Adult Immunization Data
TMA PHR Fund-raising Campaign Begins in May


Deaths (pages 12-13)
Portrait (page 64)

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