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Dem And GOP Senators Aim To Hike GME-Funded Residencies By 15,000

By Michelle M. Stein
February 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Hospitals are pleased that a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday (Feb. 6) reintroduced the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, which would add 15,000 additional Medicare-funded residency slots over five years, shortly after Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) expressed concerns that graduate medical education funding needs to be reworked to better help rural areas. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John Boozman (R-AR) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the legislation, noting that the Association of American Medical Colleges has said...


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