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Monday, May 12, 2008

TMA TO CONGRESS: STOP PRETENDING OWNERSHIP LIMITS SAVE MONEY

TMA President Josie Williams, MD, sent a sharply worded letter to key Texans in Washington. Dr. Williams asked them to, once again, prevent the hospital lobby from putting into law Stark limits on physician ownership of health care facilities under the guise of saving Medicare costs for the government. “We urge you not to allow this provision to become part of the Supplemental Appropriations Bill or any other legislation,” she wrote. “This is neither a Republican nor a Democratic issue; rather it is an issue of immense importance to Texas physicians and our patients. It is key to the future viability of our health care systems.”

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