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Commission says patching up California’s health workforce would cost $3 billion
Sacramento Business Journal

In the face of forecasts that show a widening gap between the number of primary care physicians and California’s growing population, a recent study is pointing to $3 billion in recommendations over the next 10 years to get California’s health workforce back on track.

The recommendations arrive after 1 1/2 years of study by the California Future Health Workforce Commission, which is funded by philanthropies including the California Health Care Foundation, The California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Co-chairing the effort are Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and Lloyd Dean, CEO of Dignity Health.