Report Touches Off Fight Over Future Of Doctor Training Program

July 31, 2014 6:12 AM

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Report Touches Off Fight Over Future Of Doctor Training Program

A high-level report recommending sweeping changes in how the government distributes $15 billion annually to subsidize the training of doctors has brought out the sharp scalpels of those who would be most immediately affected.

The reaction also raises questions about the sensitive politics involved in redistributing a large pot of money that now goes disproportionately to teaching hospitals in the Northeast U.S. All of the changes recommended would have to be made by Congress.

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