Despite Doctor Shortage, Money For Medical Residencies Not Restored In State Budget
"It was just a question of the affordability," said state Department of Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer, noting that the budget doesn't anticipate enough revenue to fully fund everyone's priorities.
Brown Does Not Restore Money For Medical Residencies
Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget plan released Thursday does not restore $33 million for medical residencies in areas facing significant doctor shortages, disappointing state lawmakers and doctors' groups. Last year’s budget added $100 million over three years to the Song-Brown Workforce Training Program, which helps pay for doctor training in underserved areas such as East Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. (Faust, 5/11)