I recently wrote about the need for to do residency training following medical school. I have also written about the need to change how we pay for and value this training going forward. Below is an opportunity to influence those who can effect the necessary changes:
|H.R. 487 Needs Your Support|
|Call Your Member of Congress Today|
We are pleased to announce that on February 4, 2013, Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) reintroduced, with Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA), the Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act of 2013. This is our Medicare GME reform pilot bill. The new bill number for the 113th Congress is H.R. 487. There are currently two additional cosponsors, Representatives Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Steve Stivers (R-OH). This is excellent news, but our work is far from over. The more cosponsors we rally, the more likely it is that our bill will become law, so please call your member of Congress and speak up as an advocate for family medicine! If you contacted your representative last year, now is a great time to follow up with them. Explain that the bill has been reintroduced in this Congress and express your continued support for the bill. This is a great opportunity to work on building a relationship with your office. Again, your family medicine advocacy efforts are greatly appreciated.