Women's Health Care

  • Legislative Top 10: Lawmakers Take Steps to Keep Texas Mothers Alive

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    Today’s TMA Legislative News Hotline video looks at Senate Bill 750, which requires the state Health and Human Services Commission to expand the Healthy Texas Women program for new mothers beyond the current prevention services it provides. The bill awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature.

    Extend Women’s Medicaid Coverage to 12 Months Postpartum  
  • Talk to Patients About: Rubella

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    The virus that causes rubella often appears deceptively mild — so mild in fact that one-quarter to half of people infected with it will have no symptoms at all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Rubella Is Serious for Pregnant Women and Their Unborn Babies  
  • TMA Maternal Health Congress

    The Council on Science and Public Health and the Committee on Reproductive, Women’s, and Perinatal Health are joining with the Council on Legislation, and the Select Committee on Medicaid, CHIP, and the Uninsured to convene the Maternal Health Congress on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at TMA. Recognizing the complex social, medical, economic, and public health issues associated with poor maternal health, TMA President Carlos J. Cardenas formed this physician-led congress to build a legislative platform on maternal health in time for the 86th legislative session. Invited TMA members and health care organizations will begin the day with presentations on key topics related to maternal health and then convene for a working lunch and reference committee hearing.

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  • Improve Maternal and Infant Health in Texas

     
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    Improving birth outcomes not only enhances the lives of babies, mothers, and their families, but also can yield substantial savings, particularly to publicly financed programs such as Medicaid, which covers 53 percent of all Texas births.

    More on Improving Maternal and Infant Health  
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  • TMA Testimonies and Letters on Women’s Health

     
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    Read recent letters and testimonies on women’s health in Texas, presented by TMA physician leaders at the state capitol.

    TMA Testifies On Women's Health Care Issues  
  • TMA Testifies on Women's Health Care 

     

    Reduce Maternal Deaths by Targeting Causes
    Senate Bill 1929, April 12, 2017

    Teen Mothers Should Have Access to Contraception
    House Bill 1373, March 29, 2017

    Complications-Report Requirement Would Invade Patient-Physician Relationship
    House Bill 2962, March 29, 2017

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