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By Tom Banning
Yogi Berra famously said I hate making predictions, especially about the future. It’s particularly painful when those predictions come true as was the case for many of the predictions TAFP made at the outset of the 84th Texas Legislature on how health care issues would fare this session.
Playing to their primary voters, the House and Senate focused attention almost solely on tax cuts, border security, transportation, when and where you can carry a gun, and a host of other mostly inconsequential partisan ideas.more
Capitol Update: Senate passes bill to increase residency slots
The Senate passed legislation last week proposed by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, that will strengthen the … more
Capitol Update: Senate committee approves bill to increase access to primary care
The Senate Committee on Higher Education approved Senate Bill 143 Wednesday, April 3, which would … more
The Senate Finance Committee has held hearings for the past two weeks on every section of the budget, and because so many primary care programs suffered cuts (as did most other programs), many interesting exchanges have come to light. In all the discussions, though, both lawmakers and those testifying agree that primary care is of the utmost importance to ensuring Texans’ access to care.
Because residency programs play such a large role in producing the primary care physician workforce, here enters Paul Klotman, M.D., president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine. He testified during the Feb. 8 hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Bob Deuell of Greenville questioned him on the closing of the Baylor College of Medicine Kelsey-Seybold Family Medicine Residency Program. Here’s their exchange.
Sen. Deuell: A family medicine program closed. What’s your take on that?more
Capitol Update: HHS Commissioner to Senate Finance: Spare primary care
“No easy choices” in higher ed funding as Senate Finance takes up Article III
Straus … more