Senators Roger Marshall and Bernie Sanders have recently proposed the Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Act to address the shortage of primary care physicians. The bill allocates funding to medical schools for increasing the number of primary care physicians and requires 20 percent of its funding to go to Minority Serving Institutions, including historically Black medical schools. This provision aims to increase the number of Black primary care physicians, as the lack of Black physicians has led to shorter lives for Black Americans. Read more here.
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