Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 06/21/06 The University of Texas Medical Branch announced Tuesday it likely would cut 1,000 jobs from its work force of 13,000 in the coming year. Of those, an estimated 15 percent to 20 percent will be done through attrition. The rest, 800 to 850, will come in the form of layoffs, University President John Stobo said. The announcement comes as the institution continues to struggle with a patient base largely made up of people with government-sponsored health insurance or no insurance at all. “This is not going to be easy,” Stobo told an audience of medical branch employees. “There are tough decisions that I have to make. There are tough decisions that many of you in the audience have to make.”