NJ Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Address Health Care Worker Shortage

NJAFP’s lobbyist, Claudine Leone, testified in support of a bill that revamps the NJ Primary Care Loan Redemption Program to improve access to the program for new family physicians by removing barriers for their prospective employers, including private practices, to qualify as an approved site.  The bill would also increase the appropriation from 1.5$M to $10M and bump up the loan redemption amount to $180,000 (from $120k) for a 4 year commitment working in a medically underserved community.