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Myth about Texas health care system debunked

You’ve probably heard members of Congress spouting off lately about how the imposition of caps on medical malpractice payouts in Texas has been so great.

Well, those lawmakers are wrong.  Public Citizen today released a report showing that the caps have failed to improve the health care system.

Not only has the percentage of uninsured people in Texas increased — remaining the highest in the country, with a quarter of Texans now uninsured — but the cost of health insurance in Texas has more than doubled.

So no, we don’t want to do as Texas did.