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Schumer: More physician training in upstate NY

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to boost the number of physician residency slots in areas facing declines in their number of doctors. Schumer's legislation would boost the number of residency positions funded by Medicare by 15,000 over five years, and direct that hospitals in areas with the greatest doctor shortages get priority for the positions. The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. ...


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