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Medical school money in health care turf war mix
The Press-Enterprise

Supporters of spending $15 million in state money on a medical school at UC Riverside point to a critical need for primary-care doctors as the federal Affordable Care Act kicks in next year. The federal law also is the reason given by backers of bills that would expand the types of medical care that nurse practitioners and other health care professionals could perform without physician oversight. Otherwise, they say, it will be impossible to meet the demand of up to seven million newly insured Californians come January.