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Monday, February 28, 2011

GOVERNOR PERRY REAPPOINTS TWO TO HEALTH POSTS

A new TMA ally and a long-time TMA member won new terms in their positions from Gov. Rick Perry. The governor reappointed Deeia D. Beck to the Office of Public Insurance Counsel, which represents insurance consumers in regulatory matters. TMA worked closely with Ms. Beck in convincing Texas Commissioner of Insurance Mike Geeslin to ban discretionary clauses in insurance policies. The governor also reappointed Ben Raimer, MD, as a member and chair of the Health Disparities Task Force, which works to close the gap in access to health care among special or underserved populations across Texas. Dr. Raimer is vice president and professor at UTMB.

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