Nov. 29, 2016
Statement by Texas Medical
Association (TMA) President Don R. Read, MD, on President-Elect Donald Trump’s
announcement that he will appoint U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, of Georgia as
secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“The physicians of Texas are extremely
pleased by President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement this morning that he
will appoint Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, to be the new U.S.
secretary of health and human services.
“Dr. Price is a problem-solver
by nature, and he is committed to addressing many intractable problems that get
in the way of physicians caring for our patients. For years, he has targeted
government programs like the Physician Quality Reporting System and the
misnamed meaningful use program. These and many other federal regulations are
no more than paper-pushing exercises that do nothing to improve quality of
forward to working with Dr. Price to clear away these time-sucking obstacles to
good patient care.”
TMA is the largest state medical
society in the nation, representing more than 49,000 physician and medical
student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical
societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the
health of all Texans.
Contact: Brent Annear
(512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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November 29, 2016