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This Week In Washington

House Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Numerous Bipartisan Health Care Bills

July 19, 2019

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a July 17 markup to advance legislation regarding several key health care issues, including Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Title VII health professions workforce development programs. Additionally, the committee passed an amended version of its proposal to address surprise medical bills.


Research Community, Members of Congress Address HHS Regarding Fetal Tissue Research

July 19, 2019

The AAMC joined over 90 organizations representing medical and scientific societies and academic and research organizations on a July 11 letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, expressing concern over the department’s June 5 policy to limit the use of fetal tissue in research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [see Washington Highlights, June 7].



How Academic Medicine Improves the Health of Our Nation

Academic Medicine

Learn how medical schools and teaching hospitals improve the nation’s health by educating tomorrow’s doctors, conducting life-saving research, and caring for the most complex patients.


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.


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