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Health Professions in the News: California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

California Health Care Foundation (May 2, 2019)

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have completed additional education to prepare them to deliver a broad range of services including the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. They are one of four categories of advanced practice registered nurses, with the others...

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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 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: California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

California Health Care Foundation (September 6, 2018)

California is 1 of 28 states — and the only western state — that restricts NPs by requiring them to work with physician oversight. A large body of research has linked such restrictions to a lower supply of NPs, poorer access to care for state residents, lower use of primary care services, and greater...

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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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