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October 29, 2012

Another residency bill

Because we need more residencies---now!---there's another bill before Congress besides the bipartisan H.R. 6352 (from Allyson Schwartz and Aaron Schock).

Joseph Crowley has introduced H.R. 6562 which removes the cap on residency slots that's been in place since 1997. This raises 3,000 new slots a year for 5 years.

Weigh the cost of training an extra 15,000 residents each year against the cost of having hundreds of thousands of aging patients unable to find good primary medical care: it's a no-brainer.

Posted by rbrent at October 29, 2012 07:22 AM


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