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September 2018 TDSR Dinner Meeting Minutes

Meeting Called to Order at 7:15pm by Dr. Estrada. Attendance sheet passed around by Alwyn – 11 attendees. Each attendee introduced themselves and provided a summary of their background and interest in TDSR’s goals. Richard Switzer, Pediatrician from CommuniCare Health Centers welcomed as official new member. Alwyn Mathew provided a summary of his background, as group welcomed him as TDSR’s …

TDSR September 2018 Newsletter

TDSR Vice President Dr. Rudy Morales Urby testifies to house select committee- The house select committee on opioid and substance held its final meeting on August 8th, 2018, where the committee public testimony regarding the impact of opioid epidemic on Texas. Dr. Urby provided a powerful personal testimony on the impacts of opioids and advocated for increased access to treatment …

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TDSR News & Updates

1. Report on Board of Directors Meeting on April 5, 2018: I am happy to report that 3 members of the group joined our Board of Directors at the recent Board meeting on April 5.  Erica Salinas, a young, bright engineer, who is also an advocate for access to health care for all, Joel Dunlap, pediatric and adult radiologist, long time …

Senator Jose Menendez Attends TDSR Monthly Meeting

On October 5, 2017, the TDSR Monthly Meeting was enriched by Senator Jose Menendez, a longtime ally in the fight for better, more cost-effective healthcare in Texas. Over a casual dinner, the Senator listened intently to TDSR members as they introduced themselves and their affiliation to the cause, while offering insights into how physicians can affect real change in cities, …

News: Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility Meets House Speaker Joe Straus

On December 14th, 2016, Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility met with House Speaker Joe Straus to offer our support as he embarks on next year’s legislative session. In reviewing Straus’s list of priorities for the 85th Legislature, TDSR sees an ally who defends poor and vulnerable Texans. In this face-to-face conversation, Dr. Jaime Estrada (TDSR President), Dr. Tom Gowan (TDSR …

Viewpoints: TDSR President’s Op-Ed for San Antonio Express News

In this 2014 Op-Ed for the San Antonio Express News, Dr. Estrada writes about the detrimental consequences of the Texas Legislature’s decision to reject Medicaid expansion, focusing on the young adult population, an especially vulnerable group, and statistically, the most likely to fall in the Coverage Gap. Younger adults, ages 18-34 and often supporting families, are unfortunately those who are the least likely to have …