I have finally finished sorting through the many tremendous recommendations from TMA’s Healthy Vision 2010 Health Care Summit II on how to solve Texas’ terrible uninsured problem. I tried to organize and combine them in some logical manner. I excluded all the recommendations that either:
- Did not receive the necessary 60-percent approval from all Summit II participants; or
- Did not receive 60-percent approval from any of the sub-groups attending Summit II.
I know the latter criterion was not part of the announced Summit II ground rules. But if our goal is a collaborative legislative agenda that all Summit participants can support, it seems prudent to omit those recommendations that already have elicited opposition from one or more of our core groups.
Plans are still in the works for exactly how Summit III will work. In the meantime, please use this blog to comment on what you like or don’t like about these recommendations. (Wellness recommendations will be posted shortly).
Texas Medical Association’s Healthy Vision 2010 Health Care Summit II Recommendations – The Uninsured:
To facilitate public-private partnerships to help small employers provide health coverage for their workers, the State of Texas should: (more…)