ACC Calls For Increased Medicare Support For GME

On April 10, the ACC joined more than 65 health care stakeholders in submitting a coalition letter urging policymakers to cosponsor the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation providing a responsible increase in Medicare support for graduate medical education (GME), to address the impending physician workforce shortage.

The demand for physicians continues to grow faster than supply, leading to a projected shortfall between 42,600 and 121,300 physicians by 2030. Teaching institutions are doing their part by investing in leadership training, new care delivery models and innovative technologies, but without action, these shortages could significantly impact access to comprehensive health care for our country's most vulnerable patients, particularly aging populations and those in rural and underserved areas.

Keywords: ACC Advocacy, Education, Medical, Graduate, Medicare, Delivery of Health Care, Physicians, Comprehensive Health Care

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