Texas Family Physician - Vol. 66 No. 3, Summer 2015

Tags: texas family physician, members, president's letter, perspective, medicare, health care reform, reform, reiner, practice management, medicaid, end-of-life, sgr, legislature, briggs, johnson, kelly, molina, icd-10


Inside the coverage gap
Texas is the only state left with at least 20 percent of its population uninsured, yet state leaders continue to refuse to expand Medicaid. TAFP joined forces with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers to publish two reports exploring the ramifications of that refusal. In this issue of TFP, we present them to you.

Public health report from the Lege
The 84th Texas Legislature addressed priorities of the Texas Public Health Coalition including tobacco and electronic cigarette use.
By Joey Berlin

Wins for women’s health at the Capitol
The Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition fought all session and came out on top, winning funds for preventive health care.
By Anna Chatillon

Practice management
Bradley Reiner asks if your practice is ready for ICD-10.

Member news
In memoriam: Tamra Kay Deuser, MD
Meet the candidates for TAFP’s new physician director and at-large directors.