Liability Limits in Texas Fail to Curb Medical Costs

Costs Have Outpaced National Average, Uninsured Rate Remains Worst in Country and Doctor Shortage in Rural Areas Has Grown More Acute

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, the data show that the health care system in Texas has grown worse since 2003, when the state instituted liability caps. This finding is crucial because the Texas experiment is being held up as a model by proponents of proposals to limit patients' rights that are now pending in Congress.