Our patients are confused, frustrated and scared. We hear the anxiety in their voices and see the tension in their eyes. They don't know what the future holds for healthcare as reform is rolled out. Our patients look to us for help. The mission of physicians as a profession, and specifically the Texas Medical Association, is to advocate for our patients. We take that role seriously.
The TMA is neither “red” nor “blue,” but is a truly nonpartisan “purple” professional organization, whose members advocate for our patients every day in the exam room and at every opportunity in our lobbying efforts. Every citizen represented by Congress is, at some time, a patient.