The California Medical Association, in conjunction with other state medical associations — representing hundreds of thousands of physicians who are on the front lines caring for patients during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—sent a letter to congressional leaders on Friday.

The letter urges Congress to consider additional issues to protect the viability of physician practices as they struggle to meet the needs of their patients and staff during this unprecedented public health emergency.

COVID-19 is testing the capacity of our health care system. Congress must help physicians overcome supply shortages, health care staffing shortages and the related financial challenges to ensure that our communities are appropriately served.

The letter outlined the following priorities:

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