H.R. 3728 would amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize several grant programs that support the education and training of the health care workforce. In 2018, the Congress appropriated $279 million for those programs, which are administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The legislation would authorize the same amounts for those programs for each year over the 2019-2023 period, for a five year total of $1.4 billion.
CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $1.2 billion over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of authorized amounts. The remaining amounts would be spent after 2023.
Enacting H.R. 3728 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3728 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 3728 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.