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Programs could ease doctor shortage expected in Valley
Fresno Bee

Hundreds of thousands of newly insured people in the central San Joaquin Valley will be looking for doctors in two years, and the worry is they won’t find many. The Valley has a doctor shortage that health professionals say can’t be turned around overnight, especially not in time for the influx of patients under the Affordable Care Act. As many as 900,000 people from Stockton to Bakersfield who are now without health insurance could have coverage in 2014.