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Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is the lead Republican sponsor of a bill that would increase the number of Medicare-funded medical residencies by 15,000 over five years.

The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, authored by Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, would lift limits on the number of Medicare-funded residencies by 3,000 each year over the next five years. The caps were created by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.

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