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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

DR. SPEER: SPEND ANY NEW MEDICAID HMO MONEY ON PATIENT CARE

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is asking state leaders to approve a nearly $60 million plan to increase premiums Texas pays to Medicaid HMOs. “At a time when physicians are forced to leave the Medicaid program in droves, it is critical that any new money be dedicated to improving patient care and the availability of that care,” TMA President Michael Speer told reporters who called for our reaction. “Any new money needs to be used to ensure Medicaid recipients have a medical home and that they can obtain needed care from specialists.”

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