A bill introduced in the House of Representatives aims to eventually add 15,000 medical residencies at U.S. hospitals, with a special emphasis on states with newly opened medical schools like Nevada.
The bill has the support of Nevada’s congressional delegation. The Nevada Independent reports the measure would bump up the number of Medicare-supported graduate medical education residency positions over five years in 3,000-slot increments each year.
Republican Senator Dean Heller co-sponsored a Senate version of the same bill in June.
Attempts to pass similar legislation have failed in every session for at least a decade