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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.

Budget and Appropriations

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The AAMC and its members work with Congress and the administration to promote federal budget policies that will benefit all Americans by:

  • Strengthening the nation’s system of medical education;

  • Ensuring that safe, quality care is provided to all who need it; and

  • Supporting improved health and innovation through biomedical, behavioral, and health services research.

Federal investments in health, research, and education agencies under the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill and other annual spending bills are critical to supporting AAMC members in their primary missions of providing access to high-quality health care for all Americans and leading the way on scientific discovery that fuels future medical advances and educating the next generation of health care providers.

Likewise, other budget platforms—such as the president’s annual budget request, the Congressional budget resolution, and other fiscal proposals and analyses—can affect the ability of medical schools and teaching hospitals to promote the health of the American people and serve as economic engines for their communities, states, and the nation.

News and Updates

AAMC Among Hundreds of Organizations Expressing Support for the Prevention Fund

January 13, 2017

The AAMC Jan. 9 joined more than 300 other organizations on a letter urging House and Senate leadersnot to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund (the Prevention Fund), which is authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Congress Passes Budget Resolution; Begins Repeal of ACA

January 13, 2017

The Senate Jan. 12 passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget resolution, which included reconciliation instructions paving the way for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [see Washington Highlights, Jan. 6].

Senate Introduces Budget Resolution; Includes Instructions to Repeal ACA

January 6, 2017

The Senate Jan. 3 introduced a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget resolution, which includes instructions to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

House Passes Veterans Reform Package

December 16, 2016

The Senate Dec. 10 and the House of Representatives Dec. 6 unanimously passed the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 (H.R. 6416), which would make several changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Senate Approves 21st Century Cures Package, Sending the Medical Innovation Measure to the President

December 9, 2016

The Senate Dec. 7 overwhelmingly approved, by a vote of 94-5, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), sending the bill to President Obama for his signature.


On Government Affairs

Testimony and Correspondence