July 18, 2022
|The Honorable Chuck Schumer||The Honorable Nancy Pelosi|
|United States Senate||United States House of Representatives|
|Washington, D.C. 20510||Washington, D.C. 20515|
Dear Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi:
On behalf of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Advocacy Coalition, the undersigned groups urge you to build upon the historic investment in the health care workforce in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and in particular GME, as you consider the upcoming budget reconciliation legislation. Physicians are a vital component of our nation’s health care infrastructure, and as we have seen throughout the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, investments to increase the number of physicians are sorely needed. Our groups urge you to inculde policies that would increase Medicare support for GME in the budget reconciliation legislation.