Udall sponsors bill to increase primary care

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall wants to increase access to primary care services in New Mexico and across the country.

The New Mexico Democrat has introduced legislation that he says will address the growing shortage of doctors and other health care professionals in rural and underserved communities through a serious of programs and incentives, including those aimed at encouraging medical students to pursue primary care and work in rural communities.

Udall says a lack of access to health care is a serious problem in New Mexico, especially in rural communities.

Udall’s bill is supported by a number of state and national medical groups.

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