Be the voice of medicine! The strongest
weapon in medicine’s arsenal is you—physicians, residents, students and
Join your colleagues as they travel from
across the state to descend on the Capitol for physician lobby days. TCMS
schedules all appointments with local senators and representatives. During those
appointments, the TMA/TCMS legislative agenda is discussed and “asks” are made
of the elected officials and their legislative aides for a vote in favor or
against bills affecting patients and physicians. Agendas, briefings on
legislators and bills impacting medicine will be sent prior to each lobby day.
Issues facing medicine include:
physicians’ rights to bill for services;
- improving Medicaid payment rates and
reducing red tape hassles;
- protecting patient-physician relationship;
- Sunset review of the Texas Medical Board;
- deflecting scope of
practice threats and maintaining Texas’strong medical liability reforms.
To participate in First Tuesdays lobby days
register at www.texmed.org/firsttuesdays
For more information on First Tuesdays at the Capitol, contact Belinda Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-206-1250.
Register for First Tuesday