In an editorial published in the April 7 Texas Tribune, Shawn Hayden, M.D., Ph.D, an orthopedic surgeon, describes the deleterious impacts Senate Bill 207/House Bill 1617 will have on his practice and patients if they become law.

“[B]ills are again moving through the Legislature with government payment amounts positioned as a fair and reasonable standard of payment,” writes Hayden. “In their current forms, SB 207 and HB 1617 raise the specter of single-payer medicine.”

Read the full editorial here.