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H-1B Wage Rule Will Aggravate Physician Shortages, Doctors Say

Nov. 10, 2020, 7:21 PM

A new Labor Department rule that raises wages for H-1B specialty occupation visa holders will price doctors out of serving vulnerable patient populations, among other problems, the American Medical Association said.

In a letter to DOL Secretary Eugene Scalia and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, the AMA said that changes implemented last month in the H-1B visa program “will cause immediate and lasting harm in the ability to provide timely, accessible health care services in rural and medically underserved communities across the United States.”

The AMA said the data required to determine prevailing wages for physician specialties is ...

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