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Bringing into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. Offering a sharp perception of what lies ahead and what we must change to keep us all healthy.
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Health Care Panel, Lacking Budget, Is Left Waiting

Health Care Panel, Lacking Budget, Is Left Waiting | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it
A commission created to investigate the shortage of health care professionals has never met in two and a half years because it has no money from Congress or the administration.
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Ensure an Adequate Health Care Workforce

 

Texas has a large, growing population that is growing sicker and needs more and better-coordinated health care services. Unfortunately, Texas — even more than most of the rest of the country — needs more physicians and other health care professionals. Although our 2003 liability reforms have brought an influx of new physicians, the current supply won’t be able to keep up with the demand, especially with expanded insurance coverage from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). We need more physicians and other health care professionals working in all parts of the state, especially in rural and border Texas. We need to invest more in our medical schools and graduate medical education training programs. We should not fool ourselves into thinking that allied health professionals — who haven’t gone to medical school — can fill the gap as independent practitioners. Instead, we need to work on building physician-led health care teams that can safely meet the diverse needs of the Texas population.

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The Avalanche Of New Obamacare Rules Will Come In January, 2013 - Forbes

The Avalanche Of New Obamacare Rules Will Come In January, 2013 - Forbes | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Deadlines are looming for ObamaCare for programs that are required to begin in 2014.

 

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Unfortunately, the PPACA was not the genesis of physician regulation, nor are these busy rulemakers limited to the federal government. “An extensive regulatory framework … arose haphazardly, with little consideration of how the pieces fit together,” the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice reported in 2004.[i] The huge numbers of state and federal regulations and their haphazard nature place tremendous burdens on physicians’ practices, most of which are still small businesses. These rules insert themselves between physicians and their patients, frequently do little to improve patient care, and divert physicians’ time and energy away from the patients in the exam room. We need to repeal, reorganize, and reprioritize if we want a functional health care delivery system.


[i] Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition. July 2004. Available at http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/health_care/204694.pdf. Accessed April 2012.

 

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Too Few Doctors in Many U.S. Communities

Too Few Doctors in Many U.S. Communities | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Even as the new health care law expands insurance coverage, another problem faces many areas of the country: a lack of physicians, particularly primary care ones.

 

Texas has a large, growing population that is growing sicker and needs more and better-coordinated health care services. Unfortunately, Texas – even more than most of the rest of the country – needs more physicians and other health care professionals. Although our 2003 liability reforms have brought an influx of new physicians, the current supply won’t be able to keep up with the demand. We need more physicians and other health care professionals working in all parts of the state, especially in rural and border Texas. We need to invest more in our medical schools and graduate medical education training programs. We should not fool ourselves into thinking that allied health professionals – who haven’t gone to medical school – can fill the gap as independent practitioners. Instead, we need to work on building physician-led health care teams that can safely meet the diverse needs of the Texas population. 

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Thinly spread primary-care doctors face surge of patients from health law | Dallas-Fort Worth Business News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News - The Dallas Morning News

Thinly spread primary-care doctors face surge of patients from health law | Dallas-Fort Worth Business News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News - The Dallas Morning News | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Both Texas and the U.S. will need more family physicians to care for millions of newly insured flowing into the health care system in 2014.

 

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Texas has a large, growing population that is growing sicker and needs more and better-coordinated health care services. Unfortunately, Texas – even more than most of the rest of the country – needs more physicians and other health care professionals. Although our 2003 liability reforms have brought an influx of new physicians, the current supply won’t be able to keep up with the demand, especially if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) withstands constitutional scrutiny. We need more physicians and other health care professionals working in all parts of the state, especially in rural and border Texas. We need to invest more in our medical schools and graduate medical education training programs. We should not fool ourselves into thinking that allied health professionals – who haven’t gone to medical school – can fill the gap as independent practitioners. Instead, we need to work on building physician-led health care teams that can safely meet the diverse needs of the Texas population.

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Health-Care Reform and the 'Doctor Shortage'

Health-Care Reform and the 'Doctor Shortage' | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

How many doctors are needed to serve the population, and what the impact of health care reform would be on that, are much debated but hard to measure, an economist writes

 

Texas has a large, growing population that is growing sicker and needs more and better-coordinated health care services. Unfortunately, Texas – even more than most of the rest of the country – needs more physicians and other health care professionals. .

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