Medical malpractice liability caps Texas lawmakers installed in 2003 have failed to improve the state's health care system, according to a Public Citizen report released today.
The report notes that, despite the fact that medical malpractice payments in Texas have fallen 67 percent, many health care indicators remain poor. The only improvement, the report says, is in doctor liability insurance premiums, which have fallen 27 percent.
According to the report:
--The percentage of uninsured Texans has grown.
--The cost of health insurance in Texas has continued to skyrocket.
--Patient Medicare reimbursements have increased at nearly double the national average ...