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Health Professions in the News: Democratic lawmakers unveil bills to protect, insure unauthorized immigrants

Sacramento Bee (April 7, 2015)

Continuing California’s reputation as a pacesetter on immigration, state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills Tuesday that would expand the rights of people who are in the country illegally. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, contrasted...

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Health Professions in the News: Opinion: Obamacare a job killer? Not likely

Chicago Sun Times (October 13, 2015)

At that time, with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent and the economy still struggling to recover after the Great Recession, this was a particularly worrisome concern. But five years later, though the unemployment rate now is around 5 percent, that argument still is being made. At the...

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Health Professions in the News: New Commission Plans To Address State Health Care Worker Shortage

California Healthline (August 28, 2017)

California faces a shortfall of primary care doctors and other health care providers, and the gap is expected to widen over time. A new commission unveiled this week will spend the next year investigating the problem and drafting potential solutions. The 24-member California Future Health Workforce...

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