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  • TMA Urges District Court AGAIN to Protect Patient Access in “No Surprises Act” Final Rules

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    TMA today announced it has filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, challenging certain portions of the Aug. 26, 2022 final rules implementing the federal No Surprises Act (NSA). This is the second time in less than a year TMA has filed a lawsuit against federal agencies related to rulemaking under the law.

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  • Texas Physicians Offer Solutions to Address Increasing Overdose Deaths

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    As an alarming number of Texans die from overdosing on illicit opioids laced with fentanyl, physicians advise lawmakers to consider new approaches to tackle the problem. These include easing barriers to medical treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain, improving access to the overdose-countering drug naloxone, and legalizing fentanyl test strips.

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  • TMA Statement Regarding Roe v. Wade Opinion

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    Statement by Texas Medical Association President Gary W. Floyd, MD, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Roe v. Wade.

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  • Texas Physicians Reflect on Two Years of Battling COVID-19

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    Two years ago this week, normal life in Texas stopped. Uncertainty, fear, and anxiety loomed as the new coronavirus, SARS CoV-2, arrived in Texas. Looking back, physicians reflect on the ongoing impact of March 13, 2020, when Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19, the disease the virus causes.

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  • What's Herd Immunity? Physician Explains How It Protects Us

    How do umbrellas protect us from disease? Austin pediatrician Ari Brown, MD, a Texas Medical Association physician leader, uses an umbrella analogy to explain how community immunity works, in this video.