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Second Opinion

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 Joins Community CDC REACH Support Letter

October 20, 2017

The AAMC Oct. 16 joined 203 organizations representing health professions, schools, communities, and grantees in a letter urging House and Senate Appropriators to restore funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program.


Senate Approves FY 2018 Budget Resolution

October 20, 2017

The Senate Oct. 19 voted to amend and approve the House FY 2018 budget resolution (H Con Res 71), stripping the budget blueprint of reconciliation instructions in the House-passed bill to achieve $203 billion in mandatory savings.


Republicans Release Proposed Tax Reform Plan

September 29, 2017

The so-called “Big Six” group of Republican leaders Sept. 27 released its proposed tax reform plan to overhaul and rewrite the tax code.


Congress Takes Steps to Extend CHIP, Federal Workforce Programs

September 29, 2017

The House and Senate Sept. 28 passed legislation that includes funding through December 2017 for Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) and the Indian Health Service (IHS).


House Advances FY 2018 Spending Package

September 15, 2017

The House of Representatives Sept. 14 voted, 211-198, to advance a fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending package.


On Government Affairs


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