Low Taxes, Malpractice Caps, Free Markets Solve MD Shortage in Texas

The NYT reports: "Four years after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors are responding as supporters predicted, arriving from all parts of the country to swell the ranks of specialists at Texas hospitals and bring professional health care to some long-underserved rural areas. The influx, raising the state’s abysmally low ranking in physicians per capita, has flooded the medical board’s offices in Austin with applications for licenses, close to 2,500 at last count."

The article also cites lack of a Texas income tax as contributing, but of course that was true as well before malpractice caps. I wonder why physicians don't flock to Cuba or Canada?

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