Minnesota must invest in GME
In Governor Mark Dayton's Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015 Budget, he restored the state’s portion of graduate medical education funding. This funding will help curb a shortage.
However, the Health and Human Services Committees at in the Minnesota House and Senate now must decide if they will fund GME. Please share this video with them:
Governor Dayton Has Restored Funding
Governor Mark Dayton's Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015 Budget would
help curb a shortage and help meet the gap between the cost to train a doctor and the current funds.
Stable funding benefits patients.
Access to doctors is critical for every community in the state of Minnesota. Without quality health care professionals, patients will suffer. That's why:
1. Federal and State dollars follow patients, not trainees.
2. Graduate medical education trains doctors for today’s health care issues to reflect the changing needs of patients.
3. Programs work to place doctors in communities that are already experiencing shortages.
4. This is a workforce development issue -- we want tomorrow’s doctors to stay in Minnesota.
Help us spread the word about Minnesota's doctor shortage by tweeting:
"Minnesota will have a 2,000 doctor shortage by 2022. #MNneedsDoctors Please support doctor training, #mnleg!"
"Residents provide 40% of all charity health care in the U.S. #MNneedsDoctors Learn more at minnesotaneedsdoctors.org"
Medicaid & @MNsure will give thousands access to Docs & improve health. BUT we need more workforce. https://vimeo.com/62702145 #MNneedsDocs