Texas Watch

Patient Protection

Texans were promised back in 2003 that if they agreed to arbitrary restrictions on their legal rights health care would be more accessible and less expensive. Years later, however, our health care costs are higher than ever, a huge number of Texans are still uninsured, and underserved communities continue to struggle to attract quality doctors.

Instead, the new law allows the few dangerous doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes to escape accountability for the needless injury or death they cause. Not only does this put patients at greater risk of medical negligence, it has not led to improvements in the cost, access, or quality of health care in our state. Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable where lax regulation and lack of legal accountability have led to substandard care and abuse.

Send a message to your legislators encouraging them to protect Texas patients by strengthening accountability measures and making other common-sense improvements to our health care system.

Letter: Your constituents were promised back in 2003 that if they agreed to arbitrary restrictions on their legal rights health care would be more accessible and less expensive. Years later, however, our health care costs are higher than ever, many of us are uninsured, and underserved communities continue to struggle to attract quality doctors.