Dr. Tom Oliverson

Republican for State Representative
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Insurance limitations, lack of demand could factor in freestanding ER closures

Community Impact Lindsey Juarez Since last year, at least three freestanding emergency rooms have closed in Frisco. Richwood Park ER & Urgent Care and two Texas Health Emergency Room locations have closed since last June. This is not only a trend seen locally but also elsewhere in the state, said Brad Shields, Texas Association of…

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus creates work group to combat sexual harassment in the Legislature

Texas Tribune  Jolie McCullough and Alexa Ura In December, the House updated its sexual harassment policy after reports from The Texas Tribune and The Daily Beast put a spotlight on the widespread misconduct. Months after reports detailed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment at the state Capitol, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday announced…

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That freestanding emergency room is probably not in-network, no matter what the website says

Dallas News Sabriya Rice A Texas law aimed at protecting patients from shocking medical bills after visits to free-standing emergency rooms may not be reducing consumer confusion as intended. The law, which went into effect in September, requires the ERs to say on their websites and at their facilities whether they are in-network or out-of-network…

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Texas leaders call for training on sexual harassment — but can’t require it for lawmakers

Texas Tribune Alexa Ura, Morgan Smith and Jolie McCullough Legislative leaders looking to create better training to prevent sexual harassment will likely face a roadblock if they want to get lawmakers in the room. Top Texas lawmakers have called for reviews of sexual harassment policies at the state Capitol following reports detailing how current procedures…

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A Conversation with State Rep. Tom Oliverson

Watch the full video of the Texas Tribune event in The Woodlands on Monday, Oct. 23rd with state Rep. Tom Oliverson and state Sen. Brandon Creighton.

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Tom Oliverson Christian Business Luncheon Jonetta B Productions

Tom Oliverson spoke about his faith as a christian to the Tomball Christian Business luncheon. His christian values shapes his walk in life and he promises to be diligent in representing us as Texas Representative District 130 Recorded by Jonetta B Productions

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New law seeks to prevent surprise medical bills from freestanding ERs

Texas Tribune Shannon Najmabadi A new law requires Texas’ freestanding emergency rooms to more clearly communicate what health insurance networks they’re in, if any. Patients who visit freestanding emergency rooms in Texas should now have a better idea of whether their health insurance will cover the bill. A new state law that took effect Sept.…

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Be nice and carry a gun: Freshman of the year Rep. Tom Oliverson’s nuanced take on the special session

Austin Statesman Jonathan Tilove At the midpoint of this summer’s special legislative session, the political narrative seems clear. We are poised for a potentially ugly showdown in the final two weeks. On one side are Gov. Greg Abbott, who called the special session and laid out its 20-point conservative agenda, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick,…

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Bill adding abortion reporting requirements on path to governor’s desk

Texas Tribune Emma Platoff and Morgan Smith A bill that would require physicians and health care facilities to report more details on abortion complications to the state — and would fine those that do not comply — has now passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature. The measure, which covers one of Gov. Greg Abbott‘s…

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Texas must help consumers understand freestanding ERs

Dallas News You probably drove by a freestanding emergency room today. Red crosses and vaguely optimistic names like “Excellence” and “Five Star” emblazon buildings all across North Texas, promising convenient emergency care with the ubiquity of a Starbucks. But the names of these 24-hour facilities do little to clarify how they differ from the “urgent…

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