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MedPAC Considers Potential Primary Care Scholarship, Loan Repayment Program

October 09, 2018
Congress' Medicare advisers are looking at the merits of setting up a scholarship or loan repayment program for medical students who commit to providing care to Medicare beneficiaries -- though one commissioner cautioned at a meeting Thursday (Oct. 4) that Medicare is not set up for such a system and questioned how Medicare would pay for it. Most Medicare beneficiaries' access to care is comparable to or better than access reported by those who are aged 50-64 and have private...