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With federal health law, medical professionals look to expand turf
Sacramento Bee

They want to take care of you.

Doctors, nurses and a variety of specialized health professionals are duking it out in California’s Capitol over who should get your business once federal law requires that everyone have health insurance.

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are pushing laws allowing them to see more patients for routine medical care.

Optometrists want to diagnose and treat all kinds of ailments related to the eye – even diabetes – not just test vision and prescribe glasses.

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