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State should plan for anticipated shortages of health care
Sacramento Bee

If every meteorologist in the state warned of torrential downpours all weekend, would you keep your plans for a picnic? No, you’d grab your umbrella and rain jacket and plan accordingly.

California’s policymakers, health providers and educators would be wise to heed the forecast for another brewing storm that will last longer and adversely affect millions of people throughout the state.

For years, researchers, economists and health care providers have warned that much of the state will have too few health workers for patients who need care.