June 25, 2024

How Congress Is Tackling the U.S. Healthcare Shortage

Sarah Starling Crossan | Miranda A. Franco
Public Affairs Advisor Sarah Crossan and Senior Policy Advisor Miranda Franco co-authored an article for Law360 discussing the U.S. healthcare shortage and congressional efforts to address it. The article highlights the physician shortage, which is expected to reach up to 86,000 by 2036, affecting primary care and specialty practices across the country. In response, Congress has introduced various proposals to expand and improve the distribution of Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) slots, targeting rural and underserved communities, as well as primary care and psychiatry training programs. The authors emphasize the importance of comprehensive policy solutions, including increased Medicare support for GME, to sustain and expand the physician workforce and ensure patient access to care.

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