Legislative Issues

  • As part of the executive committee, I would take a lead in addressing bread and butter issues that are related to our day to day practice as physicians
  • Texas has tort reform but not all states have it. We have seen a positive impact of the Tort Reform in the state of Texas. We need to have legislation to sustain and promote tort reform in all states
  • Parity in licensure between IMG’s and USMG’s
  • Lifting the cap for Medicare funding, for residency funding.
  • As you all know, the H.R. 6331, “the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008”, is now a law. How did it happen? Because of hard working doctor leaders at various levels of Organized Medicine, and because of your vote, and mine. All of our participation counts to make a difference
  • Legislation for liability relief for charitable work and pro bona care