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Monday, March 7, 2011

BURGESS FILES TEXAS-STYLE TORT REFORM IN CONGRESS

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), the only TMA member in Congress, knows good things come from Texas. He reintroduced his plan for nationwide tort reform, based on our successful 2003 medical liability reforms. “We need national, across-the-board change in the tort reform system, and my bill would do just that,” Dr. Burgess said. TMA agrees. “All Americans deserve to enjoy the benefits Texas has seen thanks to the eradication of our epidemic of health care lawsuit abuse,” said Dr. Bailey in endorsing the Medical Justice Act, HR 896. “Since our new law took effect, Texas has licensed 21,000 new physicians, including a record 3,621 in fiscal year 2008. This has been good medicine for the people of Texas, and Dr. Burgess’ plan would apply this life-saving treatment to the rest of the country.”

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