Officials in New Mexico are saying the state is facing a shortage, but it may not be in what you would expect. The state is facing it's worst shortage yet, not having enough primary care physicians.
The Albuquerque Journal reports every county statewide, except one has been designated as having a shortage.
Based on population, the state is in need of more than 200 additional doctors to meet demands. And those demands are only expected to grow with 160,000 new Medicaid patients and people signing up under the affordable heath care act for coverage they previously did not have in New Mexico.
State officials are working to come up with a solution. Governor Susana Martinez has proposed a bridge the doctor gap program.
Martinez along with other lawmakers unveiled a $5 million dollar package of initiatives that will be voted on during this year's legislation.
Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.
After the hearing, the Judiciary panel is expected to vote in the next two weeks to recommend Neil Gorsuch favorably to the full Senate.
Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.
A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.
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