Nov 2, 2012

Healthy Vision 2020 - The Videos

Healthy Vision 2020, is the Texas Medical Association's strategic roadmap for state and federal advocacy initiatives for the remainder of the decade.

Says TMA President Michael E. Speer, MD, "As this report explains, we desperately need an unobstructed, clear view of the future of health care in Texas. Our growing population, beset by expensive acute and chronic diseases, doesn't have enough physicians to care for them now, let alone in the future. The legislature's view of the massive state Medicaid budget rarely extends beyond what it takes to balance this year's budget, let alone the next. Many physicians wish they could just shut their eyes to the deluge of new laws, rules, and regulations that keeps coming between them and their patients. But we cannot, even though the only thing certain is the coming uncertainty."

These short videos feature physicians' personal stories that illustrate the challenges they face ... and the solutions they face ... in caring for Texans.

For details, see the TMA website.


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