H.R.5924: To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan repayment program to encourage specialty medicine physicians to serve in rural communities experiencing a shortage of specialty medicine physicians, and for other purposes.

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This bill directs the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to carry out a loan repayment program for certain specialty medicine physicians who provide care in rural communities with shortages of such physicians. Physicians must agree to a period of obligated service and, for each year of such service, HRSA must pay one-sixth of the principal payment and interest on eligible loans up to a maximum cap of $250,000.

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Date Description
Feb. 18, 2020
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Feb. 18, 2020

Introduced in the House by David McKinley (R-W.Va.)

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