Moolenaar Supports Legislation to Get More Doctors in Rural Communities

December 6, 2019
Press Release

This week, Congressman John Moolenaar co-sponsored the Rural America Health Corps Act, a bill that aims to address the shortage of doctors in America's rural communities and encourage more medical professionals to work in small towns.

The legislation would allow eligible doctors to participate in a sliding scale loan repayment program for their school loans that would incentivize them to work in the places with the most severe shortages of physicians.

Congressman John Moolenaar made the following statement on sponsoring the legislation:

“Residents in mid and northern Michigan sometimes have to travel long distances to meet with a doctor because there is not one in their area. It is my hope that this legislation will result in better care for patients, with more doctors living and working closer to those they care for in our rural communities where they are needed most.”