Medical professionals appealed to the Legislature on Tuesday for additional money for state trauma services.
At a Capitol press conference held by the Coalition to Protect Trauma Care, a partnership of medical groups, Dr. Brian Eastridge, a trauma surgeon from San Antonio, said the state's financing for trauma services is “drastically, woefully undersupported."
The group asked legislators to use some of the $424.8 million in the Designated Trauma Facility and EMS Account to fund trauma care. Last session, legislators allocated just $59 million to the state's 265 trauma centers.
“We need the state of Texas to look ...