The Obama Administration made good on its promise last week to help fund more primary care, as it released some $320 million in grants designed to train more doctors, nurses, dentists, and mental health providers. This is especially important as health reform comes on line and more people have access to health care.
But even as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this boost, a Kaiser Family Foundation study showed that some states have begun cutting their Medicaid payments to physicians. The move is a response to the recession and states’ inability to meet budget demands.
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