Advocacy Brief: Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act Introduced
This week Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) introduced the Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act of 2009 (H.R. 2350). This bill, based largely on ACP policies, is designed to help reverse the growing shortage of primary care physicians by increasing payments to internists and other primary care physicians, providing scholarships and loan forgiveness, and making the Patient Centered Medical Home a permanent covered benefit under Medicare. As a sign of the support that primary care has in Congress, the bill already has 9 cosponsors. ACP has endorsed the legislation and College leadership will be participating in a press event with the Congresswoman next week.
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