graduate medical education funding

5:52 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

State Graduate Medical Education funding remains intact

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The Senate Community Health Subcommittee did not approve Governor Rick Snyder’s proposal for a more than $1.4 million cut. Senator John Moolenar of Midland told Gongwer News Service that the state needs more physicians. Though Graduate Medical Education will have its current funding, the budget did not include an expansion for Medicaid.
"As you consider that there are shortages of physicians throughout our state, and in fact in my district you can go two hours without having an OB doctor, and so that is a serious health concern," Sen. John Moolenaar (R-Midland), chair of the subcommittee, told reporters after the meeting.