|Targeted News Service|
Yesterday, U.S. Senator
Murray's legislation, The Community-Based Medical Education Act of 2014, would extend the successful, but expiring,
Read a one page summary of The Community-Based Medical Education Act of 2014.
"While we've made great strides to ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health insurance, we're falling behind in training doctors who can provide basic, primary care, particularly for those in rural and underserved communities. The statistics are clear: if we don't change our system for medical training, millions of Americans will be left behind without access to basic medical care," said Senator Murray. "This legislation builds on the success we've seen in places like
"UW Medicine is proud to support Senator
"As Dean of the
Several factors are contributing to the looming doctor shortage, from a cap on total medical residency slots, to an uneven distribution of physicians across medical specialties, to the undervaluation of primary care services in reimbursement systems. The problem that this bill addresses, however, is the structural issue within