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California can train enough health workers
Sacramento Bee

The rising demand for skilled health care workers has earned headlines for years and is forecast to continue. The senior population is growing, health workers are retiring and more patients have access thanks to the Affordable Care Act – all increasing the shortage.

The situation is particularly true for nurses and others on the front lines of diagnosing and treating patients. These include laboratory technicians, respiratory therapists and imaging technologists. It is reason for concern, because a lack of critical workers can threaten timely access to health care.