–Physicians who receive scholarships or loans may provide their contracted service on a half-time basis.
–$100 million is available to any State who has but one medical and dental school, for the purpose of debt service, construction of, or renovation of a health care facility that provides research, inpatient tertiary care, or outpatient services. The state must provide 60% of the funds.
–Community health centers are to be expanded and sustained, with federal funds as follows:
2011 – $700 million
2012 – $800 million
2013 – $1 billion
2014 – $1.6 billion
2015 – $2.9 billion
–Enhanced funding for the National Health Service Corps is provided enhanced funding as follows:
2011 – $290 million
2012 – $295 million
2013 – $300 million
2014 – $305 million
2015 – $310 million
–In addition, $1.5 billion is to be used for the construction and renovation of community health centers.
–A 3-year demonstration project in up to 10 states is to be funded to provide access to conprehensive health care services to the uninsured at reduced fees. $2 million is available for this purpose.
–Health Care fraud is to be penalized to a greater extent. Sentencing guidelines are to be increased by 2 levels for defendants whose offense is between $1 million and $7 million; by 3 levels for $7 million to $20 million, and by 4 levels for more than $20 million.
–Demonstration grants are available for states wishing to develop an alternative to current tort litigation. Programs must allow for the resolution of disputes while promoting a reduction of health care errors.