Elections could bring more physician lawmakers

With the upcoming November elections, the number of congressional seats that belong to doctors could grow from 20 to 30, MedPage Today reported. "People who are passing laws for doctors are not doctors," said Syed Taj, M.D., a Democrat and internist running in Michigan's 11th Congressional District. "We need more doctors." With healthcare a key issue in the elections, more physician candidates have been compelled to run for office, which could alter the current 4 percent of voting members with medical degrees. Twenty-eight physicians have put their hats in the ring--17 incumbents and 11 challengers. Article