First Tuesdays at the Capitol

Texas Medical Association physician and medical student members, together with county medical societies, specialty societies, and TMA Alliance members, had another strong showing during the 2021 legislative session.

With a persuasive, united voice of more than 55,000 physician and medical student advocates, TMA worked to ensure Texas remains a safe and attractive place to practice medicine, safeguarding the ability of patients to get the health care they need when they need it.

In a truly unprecedented and unpredictable session, TMA quickly and safely pivoted to using Zoom and virtual outreach, which proved critical in achieving legislative victories. The convenience of Zoom technology allowed more TMA members to attend virtual meetings with their legislators during the interim to discuss TMA’s priorities and legislative asks. More physicians than ever before called, emailed, and texted their legislators at key points during the session to stop or pass important legislation.

Learn more with the 2021 Legislative Wrap-up here.

Medicine's Legislative Agenda

TMAA continues to work for what's best for medical practices and Texas patients -- from increasing funding for graduate medical education to preserving Texas' landmark medical liability reforms. Read more...