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Monday, March 10, 2008

HINCHEY, HAWKINS POW-WOW ON STATE UNINSURED PLAN

State Health and Human Services Commissioner Albert Hawkins invited TMA to his offices to discuss our concerns with the state’s plan to help low-income Texans find affordable insurance. Dr. Hinchey and Lew Foxhall, MD, of Houston, and Commissioner Hawkins discussed reimbursement rates, continuity of care, and catastrophic illness coverage. He was very receptive to our recommendations and directed his senior staff to work with TMA to find ways to improve the “health opportunity pool” (PDF) proposal.

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