Houston Chronicle, Jan. 19, 2007 HOUSTON - State Senator Kyle Janek, R-Houston, has filed two bills that would impact indigent health care provided by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Senate Bill 171 would designate UTMB as a hospital of "last resort" for the poor, said Janek, an anesthesiologist who has served District 17 in the Senate since 2002. Under the proposal, UTMB would be entitled to reimbursement from the county, public hospital or hospital district where the patient receiving the care resides, he said. "That means that (UTMB) would have a statutory obligation to take care of people from counties that don't have hospital districts or nearby medical schools," Janek said. Senate Bill 172 would mandate that an indigent patient's county or hospital district pay for care at state medical schools like UTMB, Janek said.