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Health Professions in the News: For 2020, California Goes Big On Health Care

California Healthline (January 17, 2020)

The proposals would lower prescription drug costs, increase access to health coverage, and restrict and tax vaping. But most lawmakers agree that homelessness will dominate the agenda, including proposals to get people into housing while treating some accompanying physical and mental health problems...

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Health Professions in the News: Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

California Health Care Foundation (May 16, 2019)

Like all emergency department physicians, Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, treats patients suffering from broken bones, chest pain, infections, and a host of other ailments. But she also makes time for a second, unpaid job that sets her apart from her peers: The no-nonsense doctor from Oakland’s Highland...

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Health Professions in the News: Health Workforce Commission Lays the Groundwork for Easier Access to Care

California Health Care Foundation (February 4, 2019)

California’s bold efforts to expand coverage and improve care depend entirely on whether we have the people in place to provide that care. A new report out today from the California Future Health Workforce Commission charts a clear path to ensure that our state has the right people in the right places...

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Health Professions in the News: Health Care is Where The Jobs Are

US News and World Report (December 18, 2018)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tallies job creation, says that for most of this year the health sector outpaced the retail industry. Only government, on all levels, employs more people. One of the consistent features of the BLS reports is that health care has reliably added thousands of jobs...

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Health Professions in the News: California’s Newly Minted Health Care Laws: Doctor Misconduct, Drug Prices, Kids’ Meals And More

California Healthline (October 1, 2018)

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who faced the final bill-signing deadline of his gubernatorial career on Sunday, approved a variety of health care measures that will directly affect consumers — right down to the drinks in their children’s kiddie meals. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Health Affairs Looks at What’s Happening in the Golden State

California Health Care Foundation (September 7, 2018)

In California Healthline, Anna Gorman describes California as “a health care laboratory with mixed results.” Though the state has been a pioneer in embracing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its vast size, diverse population, and the realities of implementing health policy and innovations in a contentious...

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Health Professions in the News: Physician Conundrum: Independent Practice or Health System Employee?

Health eCareers (June 11, 2018)

Physician jobs, in general, are plentiful, and there is a shortage of primary care physicians in many regions. So, for many, obtaining employment as a physician currently isn’t as challenging as choosing which employment model to pursue. Most non-medical people envision physician jobs as they were...

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Health Professions in the News: Plan to Give Health Care to Every Californian Moves Forward

U.S. News and World Report (April 26, 2017)

California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular on the...

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Health Professions in the News: Dentistry Advocates Aim To Fill Medicare Gaps

California Healthline (March 17, 2017)

Carolyn Thompson’s tight-lipped smile hides a health care problem the 81-year-old retired nurse can’t afford to correct and Medicare won’t pay for. She needs dentures. Her missing bottom teeth make chewing difficult, so she avoids hard fruits and foods that provide valuable nutrients. Thompson hasn...

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