Better Care

From the onset, Lt. Governor Dewhurst recognized that state government is best equipped to develop and grow a strong and accessible health care system, not federal bureaucrats. As a businessman, he understood that the looming threat of legal action through malpractice suits was pushing doctors out of Texas and, sometimes, out of the profession all together.

In 2003, one of Dewhurst’s signature pieces of legislation, House Bill 4, completely changed the national landscape for medical tort reform. In Texas, medical malpractice liability insurance rates dropped more than 40% which encouraged more physicians to apply for Texas licenses, which increased access to care for Texas families. In the intervening years, more than 30,000 new physicians have been licensed to practice medicine in Texas, further improving access to care.

In the final analysis, Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s deep compassion merged with his leadership abilities to make Texas a healthier state and an example for the nation on innovative approaches to care.

Student Health

Compassionate by nature, Dewhurst worked to pass commonsense solutions to posed legitimate threats to the lives and wellness of young Texans. He succeeded in mandating steroid testing for student athletes, a program whose deterrent effect drove detectable use of performance enhancing drugs to near-zero levels. Dewhurst also championed smoking cessation programs and succeeded in winning funding to place lifesaving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public schools.

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