Jul 12, 2010

Bleeding Money: Texas Trauma Center Funding Is in Jeopardy

Funds from the Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) help make it possible for trauma centers to treat every trauma patient who comes through their doors, regardless of insurance status. But the Texas Legislature has held in reserve almost as much money as it has doled out since it approved the DRP in 2003. And, a potential multibillion-dollar budget deficit facing legislators, plus growing opposition from some local judges, lawmakers, and upset residents, has placed the program in jeopardy.

From the July issue of Texas Medicine.

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