Monday, February 5, 2007

It's getting personal

More than just cutting funding from Medicare and Medicaid, Bush's budget (and Spitzer's) includes...

...deep cuts in spending to train young doctors, cuts that would hit New York especially hard, eliminating several hundred million dollars a year in payments to teaching hospitals around the state. particular, the cuts would take money from the academic medical centers that teach new doctors and do a large share of advanced medical research. New York City has by far the largest concentration of teaching hospitals in the country, training about one in seven of the nation’s interns and residents, many of whom go on to practice elsewhere.

see the rest of the article here

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