From AZ Mirror

Two bills aimed at addressing the state’s shortage of nurses and doctors have passed their first major hurdle.

Currently, Arizona is among the worst in the nation for its ratio of primary care physicians to residents, according to a study by the University of Arizona.

Additionally, the state has not provided funding to the Graduate Medical Education Program for nearly 10 years, which advocates say is contributing to the shortage. The program provides funds to hospitals that provide education and training, such as residencies or internships.

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