Physical Therapists included in Loan Repayment Legislation
Yesterday, representative Bruce Braley (D-IA) introduced what is known as the Frontline Providers Loan Repayment program. Under this new legislation Physical Therapists (among other health professionals) are encouraged to practice in underserved areas.
HR 2981, as the bill is known, asks the therapists to sign a commitment to practice in an area for at least two years in exchange for the student loan repayment. APTA President R. Scott Ward is noted as saying "With health care reform legislation on the horizon, it's imperative
that our leaders address workforce issues as a part of overall reform.
The Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program would bring physical
therapists to areas in the country where their services are greatly
In times like these, you may be wondering how you're ever going to pay off all of your student loan debt. If you would like more information on the Frontline Providers Repayment program, check out this article on the APTA's website.