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The Nation

September 10, 1987

The House voted 387 to 9 to extend the National Health Service Corps program, which gives scholarships to medical, dental and nursing students and later sends them to communities that need health care workers. A similar bill won Senate passage in July. The two branches must agree on a final version before the measure can be sent to President Reagan. This year, more than 3,000 of the program's health care professionals are serving 3.2 million people.

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