California Update
7:30 am
Mon September 16, 2013

California Bills to Address Primary Care Shortage Not Enough, Say Clinics

Lawmakers had made efforts to expand the roles of mid-level providers like nurse practitioners, so that more patients could get primary care in shortage areas. But those measures stalled this year.
Lawmakers had made efforts to expand the roles of mid-level providers like nurse practitioners, so that more patients could get primary care in shortage areas. But those measures stalled this year.
Credit scpr.com

  California lawmakers approved a number of bills in the session just passed that are intended to address the state’s shortage of primary care providers. But clinics say the measures are not enough.

 

 

Today's reporting by Pauline Bartolone.