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Will Your Health Insurer Pay to Train Your Doctor? One Comment
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Lost in the weeds of President Obama’s budget proposal is a 10-year, $11 billion reduction in Medicare funding for graduate medical education (GME). GME is the “residency” part of medical training, in which medical school graduates (newly minted MDs and DOs) spend 3-7 years learning the ropes of their specialties in teaching hospitals across the country. Medicare currently spends almost $10 billion annually on GME.