Why are Primary Care physicians leaving New Jersey?
We've imposed too many burdens on them
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-Dist. 13), discusses the state's obligation to support primary care physicians.
The word is out: NJ is not a primary care-friendly state
- Other states are investing in primary care medicine, while New Jersey has not.
- Other states offer higher Medicaid and commercial insurance reimbursement rates, primary care incentives, more generous and functional primary care loan redemption and have medical schools invested in developing the state's primary care workforce.
- Other states retain over 60% of their primary care medicine residents, while New Jersey continues to export 60% of our medical residents taking with them the millions of graduate medical education dollars invested by the state.
- Other states do not impose the administrative burdens or interfere with the physician-patient relationship like NJ.