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Thursday, September 6, 2018

There aren’t enough doctors to go around | TheHill

And then, there's economics. In 1997, the Balanced Budget Act capped federal funding of medical residency programs; in 2016, for example, the government spent about $10 billion, the overwhelming majority of it coming from Medicare. Most experts predicted that the cap would soon be lifted; more than 20 years later, it's still in place.

As a result, what we have now is a classic bottleneck condition: More and more people want to practice medicine while less and less funding is available to help create residency programs that meet the demand.

http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/405231-there-arent-enough-doctors-to-go-around

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