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Monday, November 21, 2011

TAPA TO TAP RAND TO END TORT REFORM'S DUELING DATA

We know that Texas’ 2003 liability reforms have been good for patients and physicians. But the trial lawyers continue to finance bogus “studies” that try to poke holes in the tremendous increase in access to medical care that the reforms have brought. At its annual membership meeting, the Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA) decided to commission the prestigious RAND Corporation to put an end to the we-said, they-said arguments. Rand will start with a great set of facts: Since 2003, professional liability insurance rates have plummeted nearly 50 percent, attracting record numbers of good, new physicians to Texas.

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