Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019

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The Purpose of this Bill is to meet the impending Shortage of Physicians in the Workforce.  Our population is growing older and a large number of physicians will soon retire, leaving us with a  projected Shortage of 121,000 physicians by the year 2030. 

We need more highly-trained, practicing physicians to meet that impending shortage.  Because it can take 10 years to train a physician, we need to increase the numbers of physicians in training now.  The current number of physicians in training has a cap on it from a 1997 limit set forth by congress, they limited the funding of Graduate Medical Education leaving us without enough doctors to be available to care for our aging population! 

This bill is forward-thinking and provides for federal funding from Medicare to increase the number of Residency training slots by 3,000 a year for 5 years.

Please read more about this Bill here:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s348

The Senate Version (S. 348) is here:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/348

The House of Representatives Version (H.R. 1763) is Here:

http://tinyurl.com/y2jgf9qq

Please contact your State's Senators and urge them to support this bill!  It is currently being considered in the Senate Finance Committee, if your state Senator is on the Senate Finance Committee, please express your support of this bill.  The bill needs more support from everyone to protect the health and welfare of this country and to continue to provide high-quality  healthcare to everyone.

To understand the problem from the medical education viewpoint, read here:

https://news.aamc.org/for-the-media/article/gme-funding-doctor-shortage/

KEEP THE HIGH QUALITY OF OUR HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE BY TRAINING MORE PHYSICIANS!