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  • Advocacy to preserve PSLF--only one in ten taking action

    Dear Colleagues,

    TOMORROW, Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508). This is the bill that will eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

    Physicians are uniquely positioned as leaders to speak to the importance of PSLF for their colleagues: nurses, social workers and techs, as well as their patients and their communities. 

    Will you consider taking action? Click here to contact your elected official by phone, email, Twitter or Facebook. Only one in ten visitors to the site take action. Let's change that.

    The bill under consideration eliminates a program before we have data on its actual cost in comparison to realized benefits.

    Currently, it's unclear to elected officials the level of concern about the bill. We want them to slow down the process to listen to the stakeholders.

    Please post the replies from elected officials on this post.

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    Many thanks to everyone who wrote letters, made calls and sent emails!

    While we did not prevail on the Courtney amendment to add PSLF to the One loan program, the vote was close: 19-20, with bi-partisan support! If you live in Erie, PA or State College, PA please send a thank-you to Rep. GT Thompson or Rep. Barletta, Republican Members who supported the amendment.

    According to the PSLF Coalition, "This sets us up well for the floor of the House as well as the Senate."

    Stay tuned for more advocacy in 2018.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the heads up Joy!  I'm submitting some opinion pieces and some research to journals to try and get this some more traction in the mainstream physician community.  Hopefully opinion will continue to shift before the senate takes it up in March.

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