AUSTIN, TEXAS – Rep. Todd Hunter (Republican – Corpus Christi) received the Friends of Medicine award this week from the Texas Medical Association. The award seeks to recognize Texas legislators for their consistent dedication on behalf of patients and physicians at the legislature.

“Rep. Hunter has gone above and beyond to champion important legislation for patients in Texas,” said (DARREN WHITEHURST, Director of Public Affairs for TMA. “Because of his dedication to improving healthcare in the state, doctors and patients alike can enjoy a better business environment and a quality experience overall.

Rep. Hunter, who is chairman of the House Calendars Committee and sits on Corrections, General Investigating, Human Services and Redistricting Committees, has defended the tort reform laws that passed in Texas in 2003. Those laws, which have been a model for other states in the years since they took effect, have made a tremendous improvement in the healthcare climate throughout Texas.

“It is an honor to receive this award again this year,” Rep. Hunter said. “Healthcare is one of the single most important issues we face at the legislature, and I am proud to continue working to ensure that Texans have the highest quality medical attention possible.”

This is the third time Rep. Hunter has received the Friends of Medicine award. He also won the award in 1995 and 2009.

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