(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement on the signing of his bill A-4249:
“New Jersey is facing a shortage of primary care physicians throughout the state and urban centers like the City of Paterson are taking the biggest hit. The creation of a “Safety Net Graduate Medical Education Subsidy” will help to address health disparities among medical staff in hospitals within New Jersey’s low-income and undeserved communities.
“Safety net hospitals are important training grounds for future physicians. A dedicated funding source would make it possible for safety net hospitals to help ensure access to primary and specialty care practitioners. Signing this legislation will bring more, quality doctors and nurses into the communities that need it the most.”