TMA Legislative News Hotline
Monday, May 23, 2011
PHYSICIAN OF THE DAY
The physician of the day at the capitol is Harold Nachimson, MD, of Irving. Dr. Nachimson has practiced family medicine for 40 years. He graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1963. Dr. Nachimson is a member of TMA and the Harris County Medical Society.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
TMA’s Message: Want to know where TMA stands on issues before House and Senate committees this session? All the testimonies presented by TMA leaders are on the TMA website. You can also find letters TMA has sent to our state leaders.
Read Action: Every two weeks, TMA publishes a web edition of Action. Action presents important and timely information about legal, economic, regulatory, and legislative affairs that Texas physicians need to know. Here is the May 18 edition.
WHAT WE'RE READING
Budget decision puts off Medicaid problem to 2013 (Associated Press)
Texas Hospitals Face Dramatic Payment Overhaul (Texas Tribune)
Smoking ban advances (Amarillo Globe-News)
Commentary: The doctor won't see you now (Houston Chronicle)
Texas Senate committee approves revised 'loser pays' bill (Southeast Texas Record)