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Californians don’t have have enough doctors. Here’s how to fix that by 2030, panel says
Sacramento Bee

Leading California CEOs, educators, nurses and physicians announced Monday an ambitious set of 10 recommendations that they say will eliminate the shortage of primary care physicians and nearly eliminate shortages in psychiatry by 2030.

The plan, if implemented, would come at a pricetag of $3 billion, they said.

These recommendations would increase the number of health care workers by over 47,000 people and improve diversity by producing approximately 30,000 workers from rural and under-served communities, said Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and co-chair of the California Future Health Workforce Commission.