Of interest to emergency physicians is an amendment proposed by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would add 2,000 residency positions to the current cohort of 100,000. Although it is unclear from the amendment which specialties would benefit from the additional training positions, physicians have conveyed their concern to lawmakers that health reform legislation will increase the demand for medical care.
Separating reality from rhetoric is always a major task in Washington D.C., and the debate over health care in America has only made that task more difficult. What IS apparent, however, is that the White House has decided to weigh-in with its own public relations campaign. The following is a video featuring Vice President Joe Biden and the presidents of the American Association of Family Physicians and the American Nurses Association. You tell me.....reality or rhetoric?