Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015

May 4, 2015 at 8:31 am | Posted in Advocacy and Gov't Relations | Leave a comment

A new bill was recently introduced in both the House and the Senate that is designed to address the physician shortage in the United States. According to a statement released by the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 would “provide a modest increase in Medicare support for graduate medical education by creating an additional 15,000 residency slots over five years.” Supporters argue that the increase is necessary in order to meet the growing demand for doctors, especially in light of the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.

[Submitted by Gary Atwood, Chair, NAHSL Govt. Relations Comm.]

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