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Michigan governor proposes cutting state funding for GME

Residency Program Insider, February 13, 2015

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 2016 state budget, which was released this week, would eliminate state funding for GME, as well as financial support for small and rural hospitals to help address a $289 million shortfall.
 
The $74 million cut in funding includes $57 million to GME, $12 million for small and rural hospitals, and $5 million for hospitals in rural areas that perform obstetrical services. The Michigan Health and Hospital Association estimates that the cut will result in a loss of federal matching funds, meaning a total loss of $163 million.  
 
An executive order expected to be signed by Snyder soon would also cut $7 million from this year’s budget from GME and small and rural hospitals to address a funding shortfall.
 
Source: Crain’s Detroit Business



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