President-Elect Barack Obama, his team, and Democratic leaders in Congress are making plans to move on one of the 2008 campaign's biggest issues: health care reform. What do Mr. Obama, Secretary of Health and Human Services-designate Tom Daschle, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and others have planned? What would it all mean to patients and their physicians? And what do TMA and organized medicine plan to do to influence the outcome of the debate? To help you stay up to date, we’ve compiled a list of national health care reform resources on the TMA Web site. You can find links to:
- The Obama plan, including the president-elect’s call for your ideas and suggestions;
- The Daschle book: Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis;
- The Baucus Call to Action white paper; and
- TMA's Texas Medicare Manifesto II.