A bill making its way through the Oklahoma Legislature would give rural doctors an income tax break of $25,000 a year. It’s an incentive that Oklahoma desperately needs.

“It is the way, the only way, to really get people committed to rural medicine,” said Dr. F. Daniel Duffy, the chair of medical leadership at OU-Tulsa. He said because of the shortage, people in small-town Oklahoma are forced to travel farther to see a doctor.

The bill passed the House and will now make its way through the Senate committees.

SOURCE: newson6.com, March 30, 2017