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Federal Statutes and those currently being proposed specific to GME


BAUCUS MODIFIES CHAIRMAN’S MARK TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY, MAINTAIN DEFICIT REDUCTIONS

Bolstering America’s Health Care Workforce

Training more doctors in areas of need – The modified Chairman’s Mark would increase the number of Graduate Medical Education (GME) training positions in states with the lowest resident physician-to-patient ratios. This policy was submitted by Senator Nelson as amendment D7.

Increasing community-based primary care – The modified Chairman’s Mark would provide new resources to increase community-based training sites for primary care residency programs. This policy was submitted by Senator Bingaman as amendment D8.

Training a diversity of health care professionals – The modified Chairman’s Mark would provide $200 million for the training of advanced practice nurses. This policy was submitted by Senator Stabenow as amendment D4.
Source: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2009/September/22/Modifications-Press-Release.aspx



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