"While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage."
2 Peter 2:19
First things first, let's review relevant history:
- In 2013, the Texas Medical Association opposed HB 2. In 2011, the Texas Medical Association played political games with the Sonogram Law. Indeed, the Texas Medical Association has opposed every piece of pro-Life legislation Texas has passed over the past decade.
- The Texas Medical Association is a MAJOR obstacle to renovating Texas Advance Directives Act, which in its current form allows hospital "ethics committees" to cut off treatment against the wishes of patients and their families when they can make more money renting the bed out to someone else.
- During the past two legislative sessions, the Texas Medical Association has lobbied in favor of Medicaid Expansion under Obamacare.
Which makes the following items from various Byron Cook campaign finance reports very interesting:
Bottom Line: To understand how the Austin-insider crowd operates, follow the money.