After spending last Thursday listening to the Senate hearing on the Women’s Health Programs, it’s obvious that Texas women and the doctors who serve them are energized about women’s health issues.
Many present at the Texas State Capital event expressed a sense of urgency. State Senators were demanding results from state programs, citizens were pleading for health care access, and physicians were looking for clarity on the mechanics of the new requirements. Our state appears to be at an important turning point when it comes to health care delivery for Texas women. And you and I, as members of the Me & My OBGcampaign, must make sure that we stay part of the conversation and that we do all we can to affect the decisions made in Austin. We must emphasize our primary objectives:
- To keep Legislators out of the physician/patient relationship.
- To keep and expand programs that provide contraception and preventive care services for Texas women.
- To ensure all women in Texas receive the care they deserve by providing accurate information and sound advice.
Now is the time to talk with your elected public officials about your concerns surrounding women’s health care in Texas. Let them know how you feel about women’s health issues and what is important to you. Be sure to vote and encourage your friends and family to vote as well. Together we can make a difference!
Dr. Moss Hampton