November 28, 2011 - Dr. Ronald DePinho, President of MD Anderson Cancer Center
May 30, 2011 - Dr. Howard Marcus
September 1, 2009 - Dr. Leonel Vela - Regional Dean, UT Health Science Center
August 27, 2009 - Dean Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN - University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston
June 3, 2009 - Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson, World-Renowned Medical Researcher
Governor Perry has led the effort to invest millions of dollars in biotechnology and the health care of tomorrow, leveraging the Emerging Technology Fund to help get new technology, treatments and cures to market more quickly. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, funded by Texas voters in 2007, will distribute $3 billion in funding to fight cancer over the next 10 years. Through common sense laws and the spirit of innovation, Texas is well-positioned for the future of health care.
» The governor ceremonially signed Senate Bill 98, which establishes a health science center and medical school in South Texas.
News & Announcements
Monday, July 09, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas Will Not Expand Medicaid or Implement Health Benefit Exchange
Gov. Rick Perry, in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, today confirmed that Texas has no intention of implementing a state insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid as part of Obamacare. Any state exchange must be approved by the Obama Administration and operate under specific federally mandated rules, many of which have yet to be established. Expanding Medicaid would mandate the admission of millions of additional Texans into the already unsustainable Medicaid program, at a potential cost of billions to Texas taxpayers.
Monday, July 02, 2012 Austin, Texas Editorial
Tort Reform Has Done The Job It Was Designed To Do
In 2003, Texas was facing a very real crisis, one that we met with a very specific solution. The crisis involved a dramatic drop in the number of doctors practicing medicine in our state, as we fell all the way to 44th overall in a national ranking of physicians per capita. The prime culprit behind this crisis was skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates that reflected Texas' then-status as a lawsuit haven. To remedy this, we took the bold step of instituting tort reforms to limit lawsuit abuse and bring malpractice insurance rates down to a manageable level.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Obamacare
This ruling will be a stomach punch to the American economy. It is a shocking disappointment to freedom-loving Americans desperate to get our country back on track. Obamacare is bad for the economy, bad for health care, bad for freedom. Americans have made clear their overwhelming opposition to its convoluted, burdensome and overreaching mandates.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts Speech
Text of Gov. Perry’s Remarks at BIO International Convention
Video Courtesy BIO International Convention
Monday, June 18, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing Announcement
This national center will play a key role in securing our country from bio-terrorism and global pandemic through the rapid development and manufacturing of vaccines and therapies to protect human life. Further, today's announcement is proof that the steps we have taken over the last decade to expand our biotechnology sector in Texas have moved our state to the forefront of transformational medical and engineering breakthroughs.