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Obamacare fuels turf war
Los Angeles Times

Obamacare is supplying fresh ammunition for one of the oldest turf wars in Sacramento.

It pits doctors — represented by the politically powerful California Medical Assn. — defending their turf against other medical providers. They’re nurse practitioners, optometrists and pharmacists.

In political speak, it’s about “scope of practice” — the type of medical care non-doctors are allowed to provide.