primary care

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    no one liked my idea, which i put forth as the health care debate began. i said "take a half a trillion dollars, open up as many low cost or free clinics as you can. take the other half to hire doctors out of residency, pay them 100,000/year. if they stay for a given period of time, pay off their student loans, a portion percentage/ year diminishing. it ecourages, young people to want to be doctors, and it eliminates the insurance companies and it create real jobs. not government made up ones."
     
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    Well, the numbers aren't quite the same but the spirit is similar. From the new law:

    On community health centers:

    On primary care workforce development:

    In addition, some decisions from HHS to use part of the prevention and public health fund for this purpose:

    In an attempt to address a national shortage of health-care workers, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that the federal government will spend $250 million in programs to increase the number of doctors, nurses and other care providers. The money ... includes $168 million to train 500 new primary-care physicians over the next five years, $30 million to encourage 600 nursing students to attend school full-time and complete their education, and $32 million to create 600 new physician assistants.​
     

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