Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Will British Terror Docs Bleed Over to U.S.?

After 9-11 community health centers worried over their ability to keep foreign trained medical doctors. In the rush to investigate and isolate potential domestic terror suspects, some centers fretted over their provider's non-renewal of key federal immigration designations.

In a deja vu, already strapped health centers have to be sweating the British doctor terror connection. Numerous positions remain unfilled as President Bush said years ago "doctor supply is constrained".

What will the federal response be to the foreign doctor pipeline, so critical to today's health care safety net for the legions of uninsured Americans? Bush hasn't shown the ability to concern himself with doctor supply in his past budget offerings. Why would he change now?

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