AHA Expresses Support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (S.834)

March 23, 2021

 

The AHA expresses support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (S. 834), legislation that would add 14,000 Medicare-funded residency positions to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients’ access to care. The bill would add 2,000 positions per year over seven years, targeting a portion to hospitals in rural areas, hospitals serving patients from health professional shortage areas, hospitals in states with new medical schools or branch campuses, and hospitals already training over their caps.

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