Advertisement

Austin Local News

News > News > Austin Local News > Doctors push for state health initiatives

Doctors push for state health initiatives

The Texas Medical Association is pushing for lawmakers to put health care improvements right up there with other top priorities like school finance and lowering property taxes. TMA President Dr. Doug Curran believes lawmakers are open to several initiatives. 

He'd like to see lawmakers focus on things like closing loopholes that prevent childhood vaccinations, spending more money on cancer research and opening more residency slots at medical schools.

(Photo: Shutterstock by This Is Me)

Austin Local News
School finance reform is taking center stage in the Senate Education Committee. It’s taking up both the Senate and...
Austin Local News
Nine major Austin Corridors are getting more mobility and safety improvements after Austin City Council approved...
Austin Local News
One man is in the hospital following an overnight shooting arounnd midnight Wednesday at an Applebees off I-35 in...
Austin Local News
Austin City Council seeks to lay out all the policy priorities for city staff today so they can better write up a...
Austin Local News
Austin's land use code will be a big topic of discussion today at Austin City Council. Several proposals made by...