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February 17, 2023

Senate Health, Education, Labor Pensions Committee hearing on health care workforce shortages

On February 16, the Senate Health, Education, Labor Pensions (HELP) Committee held its first hearing of the year entitled, "Examining Health Care Workforce Shortages: Where Do We Go From Here?"

During the hearing, committee members heard testimony from a panel of health care providers who offered solutions to the nation's current and future shortage of health care workers. Many of the proposals discussed focused on addressing underserved and rural areas, such as through loan repayment programs for providers who work in rural areas, and ways to fill workforce gaps. Lawmakers and panelists discussed improving reimbursement, expanding residency programs, and immigration and other solutions to increase the diversity of the health care workforce. Senate HELP Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) began and closed the hearing with a promise to soon introduce legislation to address the workforce shortage.

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Hearing on health care workforce shortages