Quick Read: House Bill Would Create 15,000 New Residency Positions

Facing a huge shortage in doctors in coming decades, two US representatives introduced a bill that would significantly increase the number of Medicare-sponsored residencies. The number of those residencies has not increased in 15 years. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is estimating that the U.S. healthcare system could be short hundreds of thousands of doctors in coming decades.


A bipartisan House bill reintroduced Thursday would create 15,000 more medical residency positions under Medicare in a move to alleviate the looming U.S. doctor shortage. The measure from Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) would mandate that 50 percent of the positions train residents in primary care.

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