Patient Protection Act: The Texas Medical Association urges the AMA to undertake or continue the following activities: (1) support at the federal and state levels for the Patient Protection Act; (2) identify and publish cost factors contributing to escalation of health care costs with particular attention to patient responsibility and administrative costs; (3) support state and county efforts on behalf of deselected physicians; (4) investigate and publicize untoward effects of managed care on education, training, and research; (5) evaluate the impact of managed care plans on quality and ethics and identify practices that adversely affect delivery of health care services; and (6) report on the impact of third-party funding on health care spending that results from the lack of individual responsibility caused by this financing mechanism (Amended Texas Delegation to AMA, p 61, I-94; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 3-A-04; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 2-A-14).
Texas Medical Association reaffirms support for the Patient Protection Act (Substitute Res. 28I, p 206; 28J, p 207; and 28K, p 208, I-94; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 3-A-04).
Texas Medical Association reaffirmed its support for the policy principles enumerated in the Patient Protection Act of 1995 (Res. 28J, p 136, A-95; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 3-A-04).
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October 07, 2016