With state lawmakers charting a path forward after the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde last month, TMA is offering stories of hope that illustrate promising potential solutions: investments in mental health systems that can intervene before a troubled youth becomes a perpetrator of gun violence.
The state’s health care workforce and its pandemic response will be under examination by the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee this year following interim charges issued by the lieutenant governor for each Senate committee. Medicaid, mental health, and e-cigarettes will get a close look from other Senate panels.
Health care reform will be a particular point of emphasis for the Texas House of Representatives in its interim year between legislative sessions, and physician lawmakers will be right in the thick of it. As usual, the interim charges included plenty of other health care directives as well.
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