Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL) circulated an updated Dear Colleague letter (attached) last week requesting that House members cosponsor the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (H.R.2256). GNYHA strongly supports the bill, which would gradually increase the number of Medicare-supported graduate medical education (GME) positions by 2,000 per year for seven years (2023-2029)—for a total of 14,000 new positions.
To date, the House bill has 158 cosponsors and the Senate bill (S.834) has 17 cosponsors. GNYHA will continue to advocate for additional cosponsors, and we urge you to contact your lawmakers to support the bill. Additional information on the House version of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act is attached.