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ADA, Others Support Legislation Addressing Workforce Shortages, Disparities

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The ADA News (9/9, Garvin) reported, “The ADA and nine other health care organizations are supporting legislation aimed at improving the health workforce shortage and health disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.” In a letter to Senate leaders, the coalition – led by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved – urged Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “to support S 4055, the Strengthening America’s Health Care Readiness Act, in the next coronavirus response package.” If enacted, the bill “would support the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs to meet the challenges as a result of the pandemic, by providing a one-time, supplemental appropriation for scholarship and loan forgiveness awards to address health provider shortages and gaps in our health care system.”

The ADA also sent an Aug. 28 letter in support of this bill.