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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Extending Tax Credits For Rural Providers

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Rural providers receive $3,000 to $5,000 in income tax credits annually through the incentive program which is due to sunset in 2022.

Entrepreneurs Want Business and Medicine Separate for Rural Clinics

Currently, clinics must be owned by doctors to operate in Oregon, which creates a barrier for rural areas, where small-staffed doctor’s offices and clinics require doctors to divide too much time between practicing medicine and running a successful business.

Rural Oregon faces a healthcare shortage, which despite numerous attempts at a governmental fix with loan repayments, rural scholarship programs and a controversial and generous tax credit to rural providers, just seems to becoming worse.

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