AAFP sends letter on "unwise" student loan interest rate increases

06/24/2013 | AAFP News Now

In a final request for lawmakers to prevent a new increase in student loan interest rates, scheduled for July 1, the AAFP sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate and House urging action to stop the rate hikes. "It is unwise to add to the medical student debt burden which is known to be driving physicians away from primary care specialties," AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., wrote in the letter.

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