February 12, 2008 - The number of primary-care physicians and other health professionals trained in the United States is shrinking, according to Government Accountability Office findings announced at a Senate committee hearing chaired by Senator Bernie Sanders. The nonpartisan research arm of Congress was asked to assess the state of primary-care training in the United States by Sanders and Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), the committee chairman. “It is beyond comprehension that America is not able to graduate the kinds of health professionals we need, and it is morally wrong that we are depleting the number of health-care providers from the poorer countries of the world,” said Sanders.
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