The Senate will gain another physician in the next Congress, as two physician candidates vie for the open Kansas Senate seat in the November general election race.
Next steps for the fifth COVID-19 relief package remain uncertain as the House and Senate majorities and the administration have varying priorities and tactics for aiding Americans through the public health emergency.
Of the 23 physician and dentist candidates running for Congress this cycle, six have won their primary races while 11 await their upcoming primaries.
The House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees have recently marked up and passed the Labor-HHS-Education, MilCon-VA and Defense funding bills for FY 2021.
A joint-society letter urges the Trump administration to allow all health care professionals and researchers on H-1B and J1 visas entry into the U.S. during the public health emergency.
The Senate is developing its next COVID-19 relief legislation. We have little time left to sway lawmakers on what our profession needs right now during the public health emergency. Use our advocacy action center to send a prewritten letter to your lawmakers urging them to protect our profession and patients.
The Congressman has quickly become one of AGA’s newest congressional champions, working as a consensus-builder and in a bipartisan manner on issues of importance to the physician community.
Sajan Nagpal, MD, calls for reducing the administrative and immigration-related red tape that prevents physicians on visas from fully participating in the COVID-19 response.
Medicare announced new flexibilities for clinicians participating in the QPP MIPS in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
As a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Medicare program, DelBene has worked closely with AGA.