Medical education funding faces physician shortage problems
from Healthcare Finance
As the programs turn 50, Medicare and Medicaid's long role in funding medical education is finding itself stretched thin by looming nursing and physician shortages. In 2012, taxpayers contributed $15 billion to support residency training, with $9.7 billion coming from Medicare and $3.9 billion from Medicaid. But in the coming years, $15 billion may not be enough.
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