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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FIVE FRESH FACES BRING HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVE TO 2011 TEXAS LEGISLATURE

The Rookie Report is always one of the most interesting segments of the specialty advocacy summit. This year, five incoming House members shared war stories from the campaign trail. I was quite impressed with this year’s crop of featured freshman, all of whom bring some important health care connections to the 2011 legislature. They were:

  • Rep.-Elect Jose Aliseda (R-Beeville), whose father Jose is a retired anesthesiologist in McAllen.
  • Rep.–Elect Sarah Davis (R-Houston), a cancer survivor whose Houston Medical Center district has more physicians and TMA Alliance members than any other in the state.
  • Rep.-Elect J.M. Lozano (D-Kingsville), whose father, sister, and brother-in-law are all Texas physicians.
  • Rep.-Elect Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood), who defeated two TEXPAC-member physicians in the spring primaries and now has a great working relationship with TMA.
  • Rep.-Elect Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), a surgeon who will become the fourth TMA member in the legislature next year.

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