12 August 2012 0 Comments

Lawsuit Reform: Texas Adds 26,000 new doctors

August 2011  NY Post: “Overall, our [Texas] state has nearly 26,000 more physicians than the 33,000 in practice pre-Prop 12. The vast majority moved from other states. By the way, charity care is also up by more than $500 million a year, and we’ve seen well over $7 billion total in medical-facility development and expansion.”

NYTimes October 2007: “The Texas Medical Board reports licensing 10,878 new physicians since 2003, up from 8,391 in the prior four years. It issued a record 980 medical licenses at its last meeting in August, raising the number of doctors in Texas to 44,752, with a backlog of nearly 2,500 applications. ” New York Times October 2007

 

 

 

Dr. Donald W. Patrick, executive director of the Texas Medical Board, with applications for medical   licenses sent to it. (NYTimes 2007)

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