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Affordable Care Act

Make your doctor a partner in your healthier lifestyle

This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.

Pharmacists must remain active

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a practicing pharmacist for more than 30 years and current president pro tempore of the Texas Senate, encouraged student and campus leaders at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy on March 22 to direct future change in the state and nation. Students will play a critical role in the future of pharmacy, especially with the rapid changes in the health care industry, she said.