Texas Political Lobbyist News: Is Tort Reform Bringing Doctors to Texas?
The supply of doctors in Texas grew twice as fast our the state population in the years since the passage of health care liability reforms in 2003.
“This is just one more piece of evidence to verify what we’ve been observing for years,” said Dr. Howard Marcus, an Austininternist and chair of Texas Alliance For Patient Access. “Texas’ 2003 reforms have kept their promise. Sick and injured Texans today have more physicians to see when they need medical care.”
The growth in physicians in Texas is seen most among primary care doctors and surgeons, resulting in 30 more physicians for every 10,000 Texas residents since 2003.
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