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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Executive Vice President Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

Government Affairs and Advocacy

Government Affairs and Advocacy

This Week In Washington

Bipartisan GME Legislation Introduced to Support the Opioid Workforce

Representatives Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y) and Ryan Costello (R-Penn.) and Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) May 15 introduced the Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 (H.R. 5818, S. 2843), legislation that increases by 1,000 the number of Medicare supported residency positions available to teaching hospitals that have or are in the process of establishing approved residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain management.


AAMC Testifies Before House VA Panel Regarding VA Research Partnerships

Paul Klotman, MD, president, chief executive officer, and executive dean of the Baylor College of Medicine, testified at a May 17 joint hearing of the House VA Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations titled “VA Research: Focusing on Funding, Findings, and Partnerships.” In his testimony, Dr. Klotman highlighted the benefits, value, and innovations that result from VA research collaborations with medical schools as well as academic affiliations broadly. 


AAMC Submits Letter to Bipartisan Group of Senators on Price Transparency

The AAMC May 14 sent a letter detailing the Association’s priorities on price transparency efforts. The letter was sent to Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in response to a request for information sent earlier this spring.



Preserving GME Funding

GME ad for right rail

Whether it’s an emergency or a serious illness requiring complex care, when life is on the line you can count on America’s teaching hospitals. But can they count on the funding they need from Congress?


AAMC Ad Thanks Lawmakers for Bold and Visionary Commitment to NIH

April 2018 RMH-NIH Ad


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