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National HCR Law Giving State Millions to Add Docs, Health Workers

Health Care Reform Bill graphic
Health Care Reform Bill graphic

MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - The national health reform law is giving Wisconsin millions of dollars to add primary care doctors and other health care workers.

The Marshfield Clinic’s Medical Research Foundation is getting $3.8 million to add residents for family and internal medicine and pediatrics. The state government is receiving $4 million to improve its medical workforce planning.

And 3 education groups are sharing $7.3 million to train low-income people for health care jobs. Those three are the Menominee Nation College in Keshena, Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board.