February 5, 2018
TEXPAC, the political advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), has endorsed Sen. Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), for reelection to the Texas Senate.
“TEXPAC is pleased to endorse Senator Schwertner for reelection to Texas Senate District 5 so he can return to the Senate to work in support of Texas patients and their physicians,” said TEXPAC Chair Robert Rogers, MD.
“Senator Schwertner actively works in his role as Senate Health and Human Services Committee chair and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee to improve access to health care services,” he said.
Dr. Rogers said Senator Schwertner understands the importance of education and training in providing medical care, and why patients and medicine need protection from insurance industry practices that systematically erode patients’ access to doctors’ care.
“And as a physician, he also understands why it is wrong for organizations to require doctors to undergo unnecessary and expensive testing that is not relevant to the care they provide for patients,” Dr. Rogers said.
“For these reasons and more, TEXPAC is very pleased to back him to continue his important service on behalf of our patients.”
TEXPAC speaks on behalf of more than 51,000 Texas physicians and medical students, and approximately 4,000 TMA Alliance volunteer members. Organized in 1962, TEXPAC is one of the oldest political action committees in Texas. TEXPAC also is one of the largest bipartisan PACs in the state and ranks first in size among other state medical association PACs.