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President’s Budget To Include Billions For Training New Doctors

President Barack Obama's budget will be released next week.

Bloomberg: Obama Budget To Seek Increased Health-Care Training Funds
President Barack Obama will propose a $14.6 billion expansion of health-care and medical-training programs in the fiscal 2015 budget he’s releasing next week, the administration said in a statement. The spending is meant to “improve delivery of health-care services, particularly primary care” from inner cities to rural areas and finance specialty training for doctors and other health-care givers in underserved areas, the administration said (Runningen, 2/27).

USA Today: Obama Budget Will Seek Record Funding For New Doctors
The budget, which Obama will reveal Tuesday, marks the first time Medicare funds will be used to increase the number of medical residents, and it's the largest-ever proposed increase of the corps, officials said. The administration hopes to boost both team-based care, as well as send residents out to rural areas and areas with lower access to care (Kennedy, 2/27).

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