Governor Speaks About Benefits of Lawsuit Reforms
Texas Governor Rick Perry this week wrote an article that was published in the Austin American Statesman outlining the beneifts of medical malpractice reforms in Texas.
In the piece, Governor Perry noted that in In 2003, Texas was facing a crisis in health care access as doctors were closing their doors or limiting the scope of their practices. "Patients in dire need were discovering the only local doctors who could help them had either left the state or ceased treating their types of ailments," Perry wrote.
He continued, "The crisis' prime culprit was skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates that reflected Texas' status at the time as a lawsuit haven. To remedy this, we took the bold step of instituting tort reforms to limit lawsuit abuse and bring malpractice insurance rates down to a manageable level. And it was an overwhelming success."
To read this article in full, please visit the Austin American Statesman here.