H.R.2042 - Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2042 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/06/2017)
Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2017
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and carry out a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program under which HHS makes student loan repayments in exchange for a health professional providing frontline care services for two years in a frontline care scarcity area.
Frontline care services include services in the fields of surgery, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacies, public health, dietetics, occupational therapy, pediatrics, and medical technology.Frontline care scarcity areas are federal health professional shortage areas and areas, populations, or facilities designated by a state as having a shortage of frontline care services.