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What I'm Working On:
I’m working with my colleagues across the aisle and across the Capitol to author and pass milestone pieces of legislation that will improve our broken healthcare system. In the Central Valley, we have seen coverage expand, yet unfortunately, we don’t have enough doctors to meet our growing healthcare needs. We have had a doctor shortage for years. Our current doctors are unable to care for the growing Medi-Cal community, leading to a lack of access. Over the past few months, I’ve met with many working in our hospitals, health centers and doctors offices to see what’s working and what’s not. I’m committed to engaging in meaningful dialogue with you as I continue to seek solutions.
Click here to watch my April 29, 2017 Morning Mailbag, where I address what I'm fighting for in the healthcare bill.
Many of our best and brightest doctors live and operate in big cities and highly populated areas. One of the reasons for this is because these areas are where most Graduate Medical Education ("GME" residency programs) are located. Since a physician will spend several years in residency, most physicians tend to stay and practice in the cities where they fulfill their residency, creating a shortage of physicians in rural areas like the Central Valley.
I am working on legislation to expand and extend medical residency programs to more physicians in high-Medicaid areas, in hopes they will stay in these areas upon completion of residency. Read my discussion draft HERE
. Please note these are early draft versions subject to change. I am still working to ensure these provisions accurately address the needs of rural and medically underserved areas across the United States, including the Central Valley. I will update this page as I continue to make progress on this legislation.
Check back for more information as it becomes available. If you need assistance with a federal agency, or if you have a comment or question about healthcare issues, please contact me any time.
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