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Health Reform in Texas
New York Times
September 11, 2011
To the Editor:
“Lessons on Health Care” (editorial, Sept. 5):
Contrary to the editorial's assertion, the number of doctors in Texas is on an upward trend since the passage of malpractice litigation reforms eight years ago. The accelerated growth of new doctors, in-state active doctors, high-risk specialists and doctors who provide direct patient care per capita all exceed pre-reform levels.
Many counties that lacked an orthopedic surgeon, an emergency care physician or a cardiologist now have one. Here’s the most telling number: According to the most current data available from the Department of Health and Human Services, Texas ranks 10th nationally in percentage growth of patient-care physicians (2003 to 2008), up from 23rd just five years earlier. Meanwhile, New York has improved from 49th to 47th.
Texas Alliance For Patient Access
Austin, Texas Sept. 7, 2011
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Absurd and easily refutable: Refuting Texas Watch's claims
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