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House and Senate budgets fund additonal residency slots for docs but target far less than what Scott wants

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While they are far apart on Medicaid funding, both the House and Senate budgets have money enough to fund more residency slots to train physicians to help abate a looming shortfall in specialties such as psychiatry, general surgery, thoracic surgery and rheumatology. The House budget appropriates nearly $3.8 million in total funds for graduate medical education. The Senate budget is nearly $1.27 million in total funds for training. Additionally, the Senate budget establishes a new graduate medical education or GME…

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