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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Facing a major setback for uncompensated care, the Texas Medical Association is taking the opportunity to think bigger and better.
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Two recent studies suggest expanding Medicaid will not only save Texas money, but add to the Lone Star State’s coffers.With another opportunity for the Texas Legislature to debate Medicaid expansion on the horizon, the Texas Medical Association sees the Episcopal Health Foundation reports as evidence to support efforts to expand meaningful coverage for the state’s poor and vulnerable populations.
Leaders of the Texas Medical Association and four large primary care specialty societies on Wednesday painted for senior Medicaid officials the bleak fiscal picture of many physician practices, and requested immediate financial assistance.
Invest in Coverage Expansion, Medicaid Improvements, TMA Tells Senators Legislative Hotline, Feb. 26, 2021
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Improve Access to Care by Improving Medicaid Rates(Written Testimony by TMA, Senate Finance Committee, Feb. 26, 2021)
Texas Must Provide Meaningful Coverage to All Texans(Written Testimony by TMA, Senate Finance Committee, Feb. 26, 2021)
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