Dr. Tom Oliverson

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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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Reaching across the aisle, legislators target voter fraud at nursing homes

Texas Tribune Jim Malewitz Here’s something folks rarely see in Austin, or other statehouses, in these politically prickly times: a bipartisan effort to crack down on voter fraud. In the waning days of the 85th Texas Legislative Session, a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers — backed by party leaders — are pushing to tighten…

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Oliverson’s bill aimed at preventing surprise medical bills from freestanding ER’s passes House

Houston Chronicle Sky Canaves AUSTIN — The House voted 129-11 on Wednesday in favor of the Senate’s version of a bill that will force freestanding emergency rooms and other out-of-network providers into mediation with customers who dispute surprise bills under a state program launched in 2009. Senate Bill 507 also requires that bills sent to…

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