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Doctor Groups Fear Trump’s ‘Unprecedented’ Cuts


by John Frank

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget includes major spending cuts for medical education programs and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, each of which could have negative impacts on doctors, according to organizations like the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Backers of the budget counter that the proposed cuts still leave healthcare funding at adequate levels.

The proposed budget in its present form is unlikely to be approved by Congress, but that doesn’t mean doctors can breathe a sigh of relief.

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