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'State struggles with primary care workforce incentives,' KHI News Service

Entrants: Sarah Green

Affiliation: KHI News Service

Community Newspapers

Year: 2009

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Kansas suffers from a shortage of primary care providers. New stimulus funds and other incentives have been made available to boost the number of providers in underserved areas. But those programs require a state or local match that isn't there. Kansas isn't alone - other states are also having trouble coming up with the required matching funds. Officials say such incentives are keyto medical care in rural and otherwise underserved areas, which often struggle with recruitment.

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