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TMC Health Policy

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In our latest @HoustonChron @ChronOpinion piece, we weigh in on proposals to increase transparency in medical pricing. "Transparency needs context. Just publishing the numbers isn’t good enough for patients." https://t.co/uifpiJvCCr https://t.co/WutNCQZ9fT

1 week ago
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A study of children covered by public insurance found that more than 70 percent had a parent employed at a large business. As health care costs rise, private insurance is often out of reach -- even for those who work. More info via @Health_Affairs https://t.co/0dCOJ0dM2T https://t.co/oJuI8CXYWW

1 week ago
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More people die in drunk driving crashes in July than in any other month. Would reducing the legal BAC from .08 to .05 improve safety? Our take, published in @GOVERNING https://t.co/t1WU3q1BDq https://t.co/fXi4yFPbmF

2 weeks ago
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Candidates in last night's presidential debate spent a lot of time discussing the rising cost of health care, including prescription drugs. Here's our take on how to bring down drug prices #healthpolicy #democratic debate https://t.co/Jb5WCzJLnR @PhillyInquirer https://t.co/rvQ5eypJnV

3 weeks ago
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We spoke with @NPR about ways to protect consumers from surprise, out-of-network medical bills. "You're sweating, sick as you can be, and they hand you a piece of paper and they say, 'Sign here.' Maybe we ought to think of some better way to do it." "https://t.co/C8mcK5e6Gb https://t.co/xJy5hXHJx1

1 month ago
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Even though it's summer, you can still keep learning. If you missed our 13-week @TXMedCenter Health Policy Course earlier this year, you can watch the whole thing -- for free -- online and at your own pace. #healthpolicy https://t.co/6NaNddhiYe https://t.co/eunwIhIadj

1 month ago
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Our frequent collaborator @SMorain joined @HoustonMatters @HoustonPubMedia yesterday to discuss new legislation in #Texas that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21. Listen here: https://t.co/R39DVwyNHx #Tobacco21 @BCMEthics @bcmhouston https://t.co/t8ePyPXZZ1

2 months ago
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New, important research from our frequent collaborator @HealthEconTX of @RiceUniversity @BakerInstitute sheds light on the role of freestanding ERs. "Study: Freestanding ERs have not helped ease wait times at traditional nearby hospitals." https://t.co/IM35dbAiex https://t.co/F8Ji1K98EW

2 months ago
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When a parent goes to jail, the impact on a child can be lifechanging. Read about the groundbreaking research being done by @bcmhouston & @BCMEthics, which partnered with us on this important work https://t.co/XwkmotZMbN https://t.co/EFhHdbwjRP

2 months ago
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Both chambers of the Texas legislature have passed bills that ban the sale of cigarettes to those under 21. The move should be extremely popular with Texans, according to our poll. Details at https://t.co/Djxi95qWVW #Tobacco21 @TXMedCenter https://t.co/oHm1NPege4

2 months ago
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ICYMI: @Walmart last week said it plans to increase the minimum age for buying tobacco products in its stores to 21. Read our @USATODAY oped about why believe it's imperative for states to pass laws that increase the smoking age https://t.co/xv96EnO0fu https://t.co/l8LkQpVOqa

2 months ago
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A recent @NPR piece notes that health insurance deductibles have quadrupled over the last 12 years. https://t.co/8AQLMlpx6T How can we reverse that trend and reduce health care costs? Read our solutions here https://t.co/n1hVq1597z https://t.co/TPLpTLv8pw

3 months ago
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Here’s a simple way to reduce the price of prescription drugs: pay more for what works, and less for what doesn't. Read our latest column in @phillydotcom https://t.co/tcoZMfZwuX https://t.co/QVAfCQmoI1

3 months ago
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National polling from @TXMedCenter and @HealthPolicyTMC shows that 82% of Americans support preventing the sale of all tobacco products to people under the age of 21. #Tobacco21 #mcconnell https://t.co/jTaxMkwzz2

3 months ago
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Struggling to make sense of all the competing proposals for reforming our nation's health care system? We'll help you sort it all out. Join us in Houston TONIGHT at the @TXMedCenter for a special, interactive conversation. More info at https://t.co/ytGtBaLwoK https://t.co/vDzhLaMRcM

3 months ago