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Health Officials Update Senate Panel on Safe COVID-19 Reopening Measures

Four government health officials testified before the Senate HELP Committee with updates on reopening the country amidst COVID-19.

House Passes Bill to Strengthen Affordable Care Act

The House passed a bill to enhance the Affordable Care Act and reform prescription drug pricing.

AAMC Joins Amicus Brief Urging Court to Delay Implementation of New Title IX Regulations

The AAMC joined higher education groups in filing an amicus brief to ask the Dept. of Education to delay implementation of the Title IX rule.

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Stakeholders Highlight Need for Public Health Emergency Extension

The AAMC joined a June 23 community letter urging HHS Secretary Azar to renew the public health emergency declaration related to COVID-19.

AAMC, Health Groups Endorse National Health Service Corps Expansion

Sens. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation that would provide $5 billion for the NHSC.

AAMC Advocates for Low-Interest Loans Aimed at Nonprofits

The Federal Reserve proposes new low-interest loans for nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19.

AAMC Joins Community Letter Urging Continued Investment in WHO

The AAMC joined a June 16 community letter urging congressional leaders to fully fund the World Health Organization.

AAMC Joins Hospital Groups in Appealing Court’s Price Disclosure Ruling

A district court just issued a decision in favor of HHS in a lawsuit challenging CMS’ price disclosure rule, in which the AAMC is a plaintiff.


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Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine

AAMC Press Conferences on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

David Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a virtual press conference on academic medicine’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.