Terry Branstad's proposals aim to draw physicians to Iowa

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A proposal by Gov. Terry Branstad to attract more physicians to Iowa's less populated areas by forgiving medical school debt is welcome news to longtime surgeon Dr. Phil Caropreso.

Caropreso, who practices medicine in Keokuk in southeast Iowa, said such an offer might lure natives from rural parts of the state back to work in their home communities because they wouldn't have to worry about making enough money to pay off their education debt.

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