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Rep Bass Introduces the Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act

March 29, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass Introduced the Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act.

"PAs across the nation are providing high-quality healthcare to patients in both our largest cities and in America's most rural areas," said Rep. Bass. "In the next decade the demand for PAs is only going to increase and Congress needs to act today to make sure that we have the qualified health care professionals ready to meet the growing need."

More information about the bill:

The "Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act of 2019" will work to ensure qualified individuals receive the education they need to complete their studies to become a PA. The legislation will improve federal borrowing terms for PA students by adjusting the annual unsubsidized Direct loan limit for PA students, develop a program to expand PA education programs for institutions that serve rural areas, make Historically Black Colleges and Universities eligible to receive additional grants for PA education programs, and provide funding to colleges and universities to improve the faculty and modernize technology at institutions that are educating and training PAs. You can read the bill here.