In Texas is one of the poorest states in the nation, but that doesn’t mean that every health care provider is bad.
In fact, the average doctor in the state works full-time and earns about $15,000 a year, according to a 2016 report by the Commonwealth Fund.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which regulates health care in the Lone Star State, has a reputation for having a high quality of care.
The state also has a robust private-sector workforce and is home to more than 40 percent of the U.S. population.
But as of March 2017, the state had just 1,734 registered doctors, the Commonwealth fund found.
While this figure is still relatively low, it’s not nearly as high as it used to be.
“We’ve got a lot of vacancies,” said Dan Riedel, the director of the Health Care Policy Research Institute at George Washington University.
“But if we are going to build up quality of life and reduce mortality, we need more people to be able to practice medicine.”
One of the ways that Texas can improve health care is to make the transition to a Medicare-for-all system.
This would require all health care providers to become independent contractors, a move that would save them billions in taxes and other fees.
But the bill currently moving through the Texas Legislature would prevent states from passing their own Medicaid-for