AUA Endorses the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act

By Policy and Advocacy Brief posted 02-14-2022 12:44


On February 10, the AUA joined with other medical specialty groups to endorse the Resident Education Deferred Interest (REDI) Act. The REDI Act would allow medical residents to defer their student loans interest-free while in residency, saving them tens of thousands of dollars in interest. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) plan to introduce the REDI Act this week. In June 2021, Representatives Brian Babin (R-TX-36) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06) introduced the House companion, H.R. 4122.

The AUA is committed to addressing the ongoing physician workforce shortages in urology and other specialties. As a result, the AUA will continue promoting bills such as the REDI Act and work with like-minded stakeholders to improve the future of the physician workforce.