205.038 Enhancing the State’s Physician Education Loan Repayment Program

205.038

205.038 Enhancing the State’s Physician Education Loan Repayment Program: TMA urges expansion of the State Physician Education Loan Repayment Program to increase the number of physicians receiving repayment from 100 to 150 per year, beginning in State Fiscal Year 2018. 

TMA supports expanding the first priority for eligible applicants for the State Physician Education Loan Repayment Program to include general surgeons practicing in primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). In addition to primary care physicians, general surgeons provide core medical services that are critical to the viability of hospitals. 

TMA supports an expansion of the Medicaid-related eligibility provision in the State Physician Education Loan Repayment Program to include primary care physicians and physicians practicing in critically needed non-primary care specialties and subspecialties. This is for the purposes of improving access to physician services for Texans eligible for Medicaid, CHIP, and the Healthy Texas Women’s Program (CM-PDHCA Rep. 2-A-17).

Last Updated On

August 14, 2018