The House and Senate are out of session until February 23, 2023.
Healthcare Workforce Shortage
Prior to the President’s Day recess, the Senate HELP committee held its first hearing of the year about the healthcare workforce shortage. Senators listened to a panel that talked about needs, as well as strategies to expand the workforce like forgiving student loan debt, expediting healthcare workforce visas, expanding scholarships and other educational benefits, increasing reimbursement rates, and promoting a more diverse workforce. Addressing this issue appears to be a focus for the committee and has bipartisan support.