Legislation would help train, recruit doctors to rural areas
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently filed an amendment with Senator Mark Udall to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would help train and recruit new doctors to practice in currently underserved rural communities.
While nearly a quarter of Americans live in rural areas, only 10 percent of physicians practice medicine in rural areas. The amendment builds upon the success of the University of Minnesota's Rural Physician Associate Program.
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