American College Of Emergency Physicians Gives Texas D+ In Latest Report

By Ny Lynn Nichols

Published 01/16 2014 12:35PM

Updated 01/16 2014 08:44PM

AUSITN -- Texas gets a "D+" for it's lack of support for emergency patients.

That comes from the American College Of Emergency Physicians.

They say Texas has fallen to 38th in the nation.

They say we have a lot of uninsured people and low medicaid fees for doctor's visits.

They also say the state hasn't made patient safety a priority because they aren't doing enough to improve the EMS system.

And they say Texas has an unusually high traffic fatality rate and too much obesity.

They say the state needs more safety legislation and more health campaigns.

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