New Legislation Ensures Robust Future for PAs
Two pieces of legislation introduced before the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday byRep. Karen Bass (D-CA), a former physician assistant (PA) and PA educator, would ensure PA educational programs have the resources needed, expand educational opportunities for students wanting to become PAs, and increase quality health care for rural and medically underserved areas.
While PAs are known for providing outstanding clinical care services, their aggregate unsubsidized loan limit is about half of their public health and health administration counterparts. To meet the growing demand for PAs, the issues of escalating education costs, student debt, and insufficient PA faculty must be addressed.
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