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California’s doctor shortage to get worse under health care ruling
Los Angeles Daily News

The Supreme Court’s validation of President Obama’s landmark health law sets off a scramble across California to find enough primary care doctors and other professionals to serve an estimated 3 million newly insured patients by 2014.

California already rates below average in the number of doctors per capita.

But the state – rural counties in particular – will face additional headwinds as health reform slashes the ranks of its 7 million uninsured.

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