TMA Praises Governor’s Telemedicine, Broadband, Vaccine Priorities

February 1, 2021  


Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Diana L. Fite, MD, about the health care priorities Gov. Greg Abbott cited in his State of the State address Monday evening.  

“TMA praises Governor Abbott for prioritizing three important tools to help Texas physicians care for patients: Telemedicine, so we can safely and efficiently serve more of our patients through the pandemic and beyond; improved broadband service to more Texans, so they can access telemedicine care from their doctor regardless of where they live; and steadfast resolve to increase equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution, so more people can be protected from the virus. 
“All of these important initiatives will reduce barriers to ensure more patients can receive health care and will empower physicians to improve the health of more Texans.” 


TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 55,000 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.



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February 02, 2021

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February 02, 2021