Lawmakers Aim To Combat Doctor Shortages In Rural Areas With New Legislation
Congressman David Valadao has co-introduced a bill fund programs to train physicians.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Valadao Introduces Legislation To Fund Centers That Train Physicians In Rural Areas
Just two months before it was set to lose federal funding, Congressman David Valadao co-introduced legislation Tuesday to continue operating a critical program that trains physicians in rural areas. The Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017 would reauthorize the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program for three years, according to a news release issued by Valadao’s office. It would also allow for the expansion of new programs within existing centers and the creation of new teaching health centers while emphasizing the importance of establishing sustainable funding. (Pierce, 7/25)