Obama Budget to Seek Increased Health-Care Training Funds

From Bloomberg:

President Barack Obama will propose a $14.6 billion expansion of health-care and medical-training programs in the fiscal 2015 budget he’s releasing next week, the administration said in a statement.

The spending is meant to “improve delivery of health-care services, particularly primary care” from inner cities to rural areas and finance specialty training for doctors and other health-care givers in underserved areas, the administration said.

Obama … will ask Congress to approve $3.95 billion over six years to expand the National Health Service Corps to 15,000 providers from fewer than 8,900 now. The corps provides scholarship and loan repayments in exchange for a promise to serve for a fixed period in urban, rural and “frontier” regions where there’s a shortage of medical personnel.

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