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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

AAMC Opposes Senate Health Care Reform Bill

The Senate June 22 released a discussion draft of its health care reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). The bill would dramatically restructure Medicaid financing, modify the premium tax credits, and loosen 1332 waiver requirements, among other provisions.

AAMC Describes Consequences of Administration’s NIH Budget Request in Letter to OMB, HHS

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, sent a June 16 letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price, MD, and Office of Management and Budget Director (OMB) Mick Mulvaney opposing the administration’s proposed $7.2 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY 2018 [see Washington Highlights, May 26].

AAMC, Academic Medicine Caucus Host Hill Briefing on VA Affiliations

On behalf of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus (CAMC), the AAMC hosted a June 20 congressional briefing titled VA and Academic Medicine: Partnering for Veterans’ Health. The briefing highlighted the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) affiliated medical schools and teaching hospitals across their three shared missions of patient care, education, and research, as well as how these partnerships ultimately benefit veterans and all Americans.

Congress: Keep Americans Covered

Millions more Americans uncovered? Now that's a scary thought. Congress: Keep Americans covered. Make sure health care coverage is comprehensive and affordable.

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 Calls on Congress to Make Medical Research a National Priority


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