Dr. Tom Oliverson

Republican for State Representative
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Oliverson Bill to Provide Property Tax Relief

State Rep. Tom Oliverson, M.D. (R-Cypress) has filed legislation that would introduce property tax relief for Texans statewide. HB 2537 would redirect ninety percent of surplus state revenue towards funding public school maintenance and operations budgets. This new funding could eliminate nearly half of the property tax burden in about a decade. Property taxes have…

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Capitol Update: February 28th

Dear Friends, Thank you for tuning in. It has been an eventful couple of weeks. As always, you may contact my office with your views via phone (512-463-0661) or mail (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768). Here is what we have been up to recently in Austin. Protecting Patients of Freestanding ERs Last week, I…

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Oliverson Bill Regulates Freestanding ERs to Protect Patients

State Rep. Tom Oliverson, M.D. (R-Cypress) has filed legislation that would introduce new regulations for freestanding ERs to increase disclosure of information related to insurance coverage and to protect consumers from unexpected bills. This seeks to ensure Texans have access to the necessary information to make the best decisions regarding care for themselves and their…

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Oliverson Bill Regulates PBMs to Protect Patients, Pharmacies

State Representative Tom Oliverson, M.D. has filed major legislation aimed at lowering costs for patients by providing needed transparency and oversight in the prescription drug market. Rep. Oliverson (R-Cypress) filed HB 2231 which seeks to lower health care costs by regulating the business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to create a level playing field…

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Capitol Update: February 14th

Dear Friends, Thank you for tuning in. We’ve just completed the first month of session and are looking forward to the next four. As always, you may contact my office with your views via phone (512-463-0661) or mail (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768). Here is what we have been up to recently in Austin.…

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Capitol Update: January 31st

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2019 is almost over! The first few weeks have kept me busy gearing up for an exciting session. As always, you may contact my office with your views via phone (512-463-0661) or mail (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768). Here is what we have…

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Rep. Oliverson Receives Committee Assignments for the 86th Legislature

On January 23, 2019, I was named Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Insurance, and I was also appointed to the Committees on Natural Resources and Calendars. I am honored to serve on these committees and acknowledge the trust placed in me by Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen. I am dedicated to serving my…

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Capitol Update: Session Begins!

Dear Friends, Another session of the Texas Legislature begins! I am looking forward to the work ahead of us. Thank you to all who came by to celebrate with our team at the open house. You can see Facebook photos from the event here. Thank You to All Thank you to everyone who supported my…

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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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