The Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC), Florida’s leading advocate for electing pro-medicine candidates to office, today endorsed Bill Hager in his bid for re-election to Florida House District 89.
“Nearly half of physicians practice in the state where they complete their medical education, so it is important that we increase in-state residency slots for family practice to address the state’s shortage of doctors and nurses,” said Dr. Ralph Nobo, President of the FMA PAC. “State Rep. Bill Hager’s district is one area of the state where we have seen this happen, and we are pleased to give him our support in his campaign for re-election to House District 89,” Nobo continued.
Hager stated that he was honored by the FMA’s endorsement and added, “It is exciting to see progress made in offering medical degrees right here at Florida Atlantic University, where a new College of Medicine opened in 2011. Programs like this one directly affect our ability to shape Florida into a world-class health care destination.”