Principles for Healthy Vision 2010


The Texas Medical Association supports:
  • The highest professional ethics in caring for patients.
  • Empowering patients to take more responsibility for their health.
  • Promoting continuous patient safety improvements.
  • Assuring that physicians and their patients have the sole authority to make health care decisions.
  • Promoting physician accountability and connectivity.


The Texas Medical Association supports:
  • Making affordable health care available to all using multiple funding sources.
  • Creating value in the health care of our patients.
  • Eliminating excess administrative costs.
  • Protecting the economic viability of physician practices.
  • Using health care information technology to improve the quality of care.


The Texas Medical Association supports:
  • Investing in prevention.
  • Providing an appropriate and enduring medical home for every patient.
  • Providing portable and non-discriminatory basic health coverage for all Texans.
  • Providing clinically appropriate medical care based on sound medical science.
  • Promoting a team-based approach to safe and effective health care delivery.
  • Investing in the public health infrastructure.
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