Promote Health, Not Lawsuits - 05/13/2016
Because of our tort reform, dozens of Texas counties that did not have an obstetrician now have one. The increase in rural physicians has been three times the increase in the rural population. However, it did not and could not reduce the percentage of diabetics in the population, reduce obesity, or make the latest disease-modifying autoimmune drug cheaper. If Public Citizen wants to reduce health care costs, it should promote fresh fruits and vegetables, not the plaintiff's bar. It should decry sedentary lifestyles, not a reform package that has made Texans safer and closer to their physician.