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New Commission Plans To Address State Health Care Worker Shortage

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California faces a shortfall of primary care doctors and other health care providers, and the gap is expected to widen over time.

A new commission unveiled this week will spend the next year investigating the problem and drafting potential solutions. The 24-member California Future Health Workforce Commission will focus on primary care, aging and mental health. Its members include politicians, doctors, educators, labor leaders and others.

Kaiser Health News senior correspondent Anna Gorman discussed the shortage Thursday with KPCC’s Libby Denkman, on the radio station’s Take Two program.

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