Political Action at Work - April 2009

Health plans confusing patients, hospitals playing doctor, and brand new physicians forced to leave Texas. Those are the biggest issues Texas Medical Association is handling as the 2009 Texas Legislature moves into its final six weeks.

This month's video includes:

  • A progress report on our "Patients' Right to Know" campaign for health insurance reform;
  • Our work to protect your clinical autonomy by stopping hospitals' push to be able to hire physicians directly; and
  • Interviews with a panel of medical students on their advocacy to expand graduate medical education slots in Texas and reengineer the state's student loan repayment program.

For details on TMA's 2009 legislative agenda, read Doctor's Orders on the TMA Web site. And remember that you can be the most effective lobbyist for your patients by coming to the final First Tuesdays at the Capitol on May 5.

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July 30, 2010