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Physician Growth Spiking, Especially in Central Texas
San Antonio, TX-Texas physician supply grew twice as fast as the state’s population since passage of health care liability reforms in 2003, according to a just-published study.
“This is just one more piece of evidence to verify what we’ve been observing for years,” said Dr. Howard Marcus, an Austin internist and chair of Texas Alliance For Patient Access.
Ten Years Later: The Promises and Predictions of Prop 12 Have Come True
Ten years ago, Texas voters approved Proposition 12, a constitutional amendment that affirmed the Legislature’s authority to set damage caps in health care lawsuits.
Supporters and opponents spent more than $17 million in making Proposition 12 the most expensive campaign ever.
Texas Physician Population Surges Since Tort Reform Legislation in 2003
A Tale of Two States
Tort reform has had just the impact we desired
The Healthy Benefits of Texas’ Medical Liablity Reform
Absurd and easily refutable: Refuting Texas Watch's claims
Texas Hospitals Reinvesting Savings from Medical Liability Reform
Healthy signs: Record number of new docs is good news for East Texas
If you’re looking for some good news, here’s a bit of it from the Texas Medical Board: In the fiscal year which ended this past month, the board said Monday, it licensed a record 3,630 new physicians. That was about 500 more new Texas doctors than the average over the past 10 years and 70 percent more than in 2001 and 2002.
The reason for the turnaround? The Texas Medical Association is attributing the increases from the lows a decade ago to tort reform passed by the Texas Legislature in 2003.
Texas Lawsuit Reform: A Fifteen Year Overnight Success Story
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Doctors Moving to Texas
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Caps on Awards
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Physician Board Applications flood Medical Board
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First Anniversary of Medical Liability Reform
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Texas taken off the list of state’s in liability crisis
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The Right Prescription For Health Care
"The Texas Alliance For Patient Access was a galvanizing force behind the passage of Texas' much-needed medical liability reforms. They did extensive research, crafted good policy papers and new legislation, and successfully lobbied for the passage of a landmark reform bill to protect patient access to quality health care."
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
More high-risk doctors are flocking to Texas
Tim Seay, president of Greater Houston Emergency Room Physicians, had grown accustomed to unsuccessfully begging physicians to come to the Houston area. That was before Texas passed health care liability reform in 2003.
The reforms, aimed at reducing the number of lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals and...
More Doctors in Texas After Malpractice Caps
Four years after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors are responding as supporters predicted, arriving from all parts of the country to swell the ranks of specialists at Texas hospitals and bring professional health care to some long-underserved rural areas.
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