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Neurosurgery Endorses Legislation to Increase Rural Access to Specialists

On Feb. 17, the AANS and the CNS joined the Alliance of Specialty Medicine in supporting H.R.944, a bill to authorize a loan repayment program to encourage specialty medicine physicians to serve in rural communities experiencing a shortage of specialists. Sponsored by Reps. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), if enacted, this legislation would improve access to essential health services for many Americans by increasing the number of practicing specialty physicians in rural America.

Click here to read the Alliance of Specialty Medicine’s letter endorsing the bill.