Texas Watch’s core mission is to strengthen consumer protections and ensure that our legal system is open and accessible for all Texans — not just the powerful few. Our thousands of citizen activists are committed to ensuring fairness and accountability in the insurance marketplace and balance in our courts.
We are dedicated to fighting for legal and insurance reforms that give average Texans the legal protections they need. We provide Texas families with a platform to become engaged in the political and legislative process through direct advocacy for real legal and insurance reforms. Our goal is to strengthen protections for children and seniors, lower insurance rates, provide safer workplaces and neighborhoods, and level the playing field for homeowners and small businesses.
Today, we submitted comments opposing any changes to the current boundaries for our State Courts of Appeals to the Texas House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence. These changes are unnecessary, as the State Courts of Appeals serve their local communities well. We also oppose the creation of specialty courts for businesses because we believe in equal justice under the law.
In this month's episode of "The Rundown," Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on a new patient safety video, reporting on insurance claim delays, summertime safety tips, and an outstanding podcast that breaks down the recent Supreme Court term. Be sure to check out the links provided below.
A new report entitled "Looking for Doctor Information Online" from the Informed Patient Institute and the Patient Safety Action Network looked at over 60 state medical and osteopathic boards, finding information about a physician's background and history is often incomplete and difficult to access online. The research shows most states fail to provide the information you need to assess your doctor.