SAN ANTONIO, Texas PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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 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.”
TLR President, Dick Trabulsi was recently interviewed by the Texas Tribune about TLR’s success in the 2010 election. Video highlights of the interview are posted at tortreform.com, along with a transcript. Dick provides a very good summary of our goals in the last election and what we are working for in 2011 and going forward. I believe you will find it interesting.
We will provide you with information regarding TLR’s 2011 Agenda when the Legislature convenes in January. Many of you have expressed an interest in establishing “Loser Pays” reform in Texas. “Loser Pays” is a priority for Governor Rick Perry and we are looking closely at the issue now. We’ll provide the details of our recommendations in the coming weeks.
We also hope you’ll revisit the TLR Speakers Bureau Video and invite a TLR speaker to your community group or professional organization in 2011. All the information you need to request a speaker is here. Continue reading →