In a truly unprecedented and unpredictable session, the persuasive, unified voice of TMA physician and medical student advocates led to some significant wins for medicine and patients.
From curbing prior authorization abuses to ensuring patient safety through team-led care, read more about our 2021 advocacy wins.
This session, TMA physician and medical student advocacy led to important medicine- and patient-friendly wins (grassroots infographic). Email to schedule a continuing medical education presentation for your physician group, county medical society, or section today and hear about our 2021 legislative achievements from TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, or the TMA lobby team. Physicians can earn 1 ethics CME credit.
A widely anticipated special session of the Texas Legislature is under way. But the Texas Medical Association has much of its energy focused on the next special session this fall, when the legislature is likely to tackle distribution of around $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
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2021 Texas Legislative Priorities
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Quick tips on how to be an effective advocate for medicine.
One simple but important action you can take during the session is to respond to a TMA Action Alert. Action alerts are prepared messages from TMA asking legislators to stop or pass a bill. Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone.
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