Monday, June 30, 2014

Video: TMA Creates Physician Registry to Care for Veterans

As tens of thousands of American veterans wait for health care, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) has started a registry of private physicians willing to see patients backlogged in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. Texas' private physicians can sign up in the registry.

“You have to pay back … people that have dedicated themselves to — at times risking their very life — for the lifestyles that we have today. You need to recognize that, and I think most physicians do,” says TMA President Austin King, MD.

TMA began the registry after the American Medical Association House of Delegates, at the urging of Texas physicians, voted overwhelmingly to ask President Barack Obama to provide timely access to care for veterans through the health care sector outside the VA system until VA can provide care in a timely fashion.

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