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Reform means more health workers needed
San Francisco Chronicle

The implementation of national health reform has begun. As reform ushers in various benefits and changes, there is much talk about the impact on the insured and the insurers. What’s getting less attention, however, is the impact on the health workforce.

As millions more people become insured, the number of patients requiring services will dramatically increase. At the same time, Baby Boomers are affecting health care services – many are retiring from the health care workforce and, as they age, are in need of more medical services.