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2012 TMA financials


$23,750,122 Operating Income $23,079,552 Operating Expense $670,570 Net Income


4. Repeal harmful and onerous state and federal regulations;


5. Invest in prevention; 6. Protect and promote a fair civil justice system;


7. Provide appropriate state and federal funding for physician services; and


8. Establish fair and transparent insur- ance markets for patients, employers, taxpayers, and physicians.


2012 TMA income


62.9% Membership Dues 12.8% Member Services 9.3% Miscellaneous 4.8% Rental Income 4.0% Related Organizations 2.8% Educational Programs 2.5% Advertising 0.9% Investment Income


You can read the plan on the TMA website at www.texmed.org/HealthyVi sion/. You also may order a copy from the TMA Knowledge Center by call- ing (800) 880-7955 or emailing knowl edge@texmed.org. Medicine’s priorities for the 2013 ses- sion include expanding coverage and re- forming Medicaid; reversing the funding cuts to dual-eligibles, graduate medical education, and public health programs; supporting delegation and team care; protecting the 2003 health care tort re- forms; cutting red tape and hassles for physician practices; and stopping the theft of physicians’ services by silent PPOs.


TMA also prepared for the 2013 legis-


lative session by joining the Texas Public Health Coalition to hold four University of Health forums to brief legislators and their staffs on medicine’s public health priorities. And, TMA physician leaders and staff met with officials at all of the state’s medical schools to discuss strat- egies for graduate medical education funding this year. To ensure lawmakers and bureaucrats


2012 TMA expenses


43.6% One Voice 17.6% Practice Viability 23.9% Healthy Environment 14.9% Trusted Leader


54 TEXAS MEDICINE May 2013


in Austin and Washington hear physi- cians’ voices, the TMA Political Action Committee (TEXPAC), TMA’s political arm, endorsed an impressive list of can- didates in both parties running for state and federal office. As a result, the Texas House and Senate each gained two new doctors, complementing the physicians and one TMA Alliance member serving in the legislature and in Congress. Texas physicians responded to TMA’s


efforts on their behalf. The association membership continues to increase; TMA now represents more than 47,000 physi- cians and medical students, making TMA a powerful advocate for physicians and patients.


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