N.J. lawmakers consider bills to ease physician shortage

09/26/2013 | NJSpotlight.com (New Jersey)

New Jersey lawmakers concerned about the state's growing physician shortage are considering legislation aimed at forgiving medical student debt and offering financial incentives for practices to hire additional doctors. Other suggestions include state subsidies to help defray costs of establishing new medical residency programs. Sen. Robert Singer said incentives are needed to keep young physicians in the state because older doctors are retiring and there are not enough replacements for them.

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