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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


White House FY 2018 Budget Blueprint Proposes Steep Cuts to NIH, Other HHS Agencies

March 17, 2017

Members of Congress and stakeholders in the health community expressed concern over the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint released March 16 by the White House.


Workforce Diversity Briefing Highlights Proposed Budget Cuts

March 17, 2017

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) March 16 hosted a congressional briefing titled Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce.


President Signs Executive Order to Reorganize the Executive Branch

March 17, 2017

President Trump March 13 signed an executive order aimed at reorganizing the Executive Branch departments and agencies.


Senators Celebrate NIH, Urge Continued Funding Growth

March 10, 2017

Senators in two rounds of questions at a March 8 Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, “Saving Lives Through Medical Research,” praised the research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and urged a commitment to sustainable increases in NIH funding.


AAMC Joins Letter Supporting Prevention and Public Health Fund

March 10, 2017

The AAMC March 3 joined over 500 organizations on a community sign-on letter urging President Trump to protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund (the Prevention Fund), which the Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148 and P.L. 111-152) authorizes.


On Government Affairs


Testimony and Correspondence