Deficit-Cutting Proposals Will Worsen Physician Shortage, Medical Groups Warn

Texas Tech U. Health Sciences Center, in El Paso

Family-medicine residents make their rounds at Texas Tech U.'s teaching hospital in El Paso. University officials worry that soon there will not be enough residency slots for graduates, and they have put plans to further expand their medical school in El Paso on hold.
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Advocates for physician-training programs have been nervously awaiting the report of the deficit-busting "supercommittee" as the bipartisan Congressional panel assesses proposals that could slash Medicare support for the training of medical residents...

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