- Jul 22, 2009
- Academic Administration
Urge Expansion of Medicare Support for Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Help recruit co-sponsors for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (S.973/H.R. 2251)
We strongly urge you to act immediately by contacting your Members of Congress and requesting their co-sponsorship of the "Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2009" (S. 973/H.R. 2251) to expand Medicare support for graduate medical education (GME). Generating significant levels of bipartisan support for the legislation will increase the chances of getting the bill language into the larger health care reform legislation. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Harry Reid (D-NV), and Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced S. 973/H.R. 2251 on May 5, 2009.
Hey, it seems there's legislation to increase the residency slots for us as part of the larger healthcare package. The AAMC has a web page where you can fill in your information to send letters to your congressmen (or congresswomen).
Here's the text of the bills: