TMA's Legislative News Hotline

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Hotline is a daily electronic newsletter for TMA members only that reports the legislature's latest actions on bills affecting Texas medicine. The hotline is delivered each legislative day before noon beginning Jan. 1. A weekly recap, delivered each Sunday, is also available.

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Latest issues of TMA's Legislative News Hotline

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Friday, June 5, 2015
It’s over! The Texas Senate and House of Representatives officially concluded the 84th legislative session on Monday.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Monday, June 1, 2015
Sine Die! The Texas Senate and House of Representatives officially concluded the 84th legislative session midday today. Lawmakers were busy putting finishing touches on some important bills over the weekend, and several of interest to medicine moved forward.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Senate passes trio of health bills.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Senate finally passed the bill that would require issuers of Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans (known as qualified health plans) in Texas to display the acronym “QHP” on the plan ID card.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Today is the 134th day of the session (out of 140), and the last day for the Texas House of Representatives to consider Senate bills and Senate joint resolutions on second reading. Much of today’s action pertains to each chamber vetting bill amendments added by the other chamber. TMA is watching for potential additions of dangerous amendments to otherwise favorable bills. While time dwindles for bill passage and tacking on amendments, both chambers named today John Wayne  Day in honor of the Western film actor’s birthday.