ONEIDA- U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, made an appearance on Friday at Oneida Healthcare. The Senator discussed his concern for the shortage of medical doctors in Central New York and how change needs to be made.
“We have tremendous doctors providing amazing are here at Oneida Healthcare,” said Senator Chuck Schumer. “Unfortunately, here in Madison County, our hospitals and community health centers are struggling to provide enough doctors to meet the needs of our growing population.”
The Senator wants to add 15,000 medicare-funded residencies. His plan is to do this within the next 6 months, with funding coming from Medicare providers. NewsChannel 2’s Cody Mooney asked Senator Schumer if this will affect the working-class paycheck.
“No this won’t affect [paychecks],” said Schumer. “The amount of money drug companies and others are paying into will be increasing.”
If this proposal is passed, hospitals such as the Oneida Healthcare Center will see increases from federal funding by over 2 million dollars.