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Workforce Training, Stop-Loss Bills OK’d
California Healthline

The Assembly Committee on Health last week passed SB 20 by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), a bill that proposes to repay physician-training loans for doctors who choose to practice in medically underserved areas. “This bill is a modest attempt at [addressing] one of our biggest dilemmas — not enough staff to care for the existing patients,” Hernandez said. “Much has been [said] about the physician shortage in this state,” said Eduardo Martinez, staff coordinator of the medical school section for the California Medical Association.