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This Week In Washington

Over 300 House Members Call for Delay of Medicaid DSH Cuts

May 17, 2019

Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Pete Olson (R-Texas) May 13 led a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter urging House leadership to delay the scheduled Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts.

Bipartisan HRSA Title VII Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the House

May 17, 2019

Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Michael Burgess, MD, (R-Texas) May 16 introduced the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781), which would reauthorize the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title VII health professions pipeline, education, and training programs through 2024.

Lawmakers Propose Surprise Medical Bill Legislation

May 17, 2019

Two legislative proposals aiming to address the problem of surprise medical bills were released this week in both the House and the Senate. This activity follows the White House’s announcement last week of the President’s legislative parameters for legislation on surprise medical bills [see Washington Highlights, May 10].

America Needs More Doctors. Congress Can Help.

GME Day Ad For Right Rail

Our nation is aging and so are our doctors. By 2032, the U.S. could be short 122,000 physicians unless Congress acts soon to increase funding to train more doctors.

AAMC Ad Thanks Lawmakers for Bold and Visionary Commitment to NIH

April 2018 RMH-NIH Ad

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