Please join MCHC in urging the Illinois congressional delegation to cosponsor the Training Tomorrow’s Doctors Today Act (H.R. 1201), which would create 15,000 new Graduate Medical Education (GME) slots across the country. GME slots are funded primarily by Medicare for the purpose of training medical school graduates in patient settings. In order for these graduates to become fully accredited physicians, they must undergo a residency program in a specific specialty.
Today more than ever, Congress is urged to maintain its commitment to GME. There are not enough physicians to meet today’s demand for care much less anticipated future demand. In fact, a recent study shows that the current physician shortage will exceed 130,000 doctors by 2025. At a time when our aging population is rapidly growing, it is imperative that Congress work to fix the current physician shortage.
Please join MCHC in urging members of our congressional delegation to cosponsor the Training Tomorrow’s Doctors Today Act, introduced by Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18).