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Official says county health system needs 700 new nurses to boost care
Official says county health system needs 700 new nurses to boost care

Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday that they need to hire more than 700 new nurses to shore up and sustain the county's medical system in the new Obamacare world.  The Department of Health Services presented a report to the Board of Supervisors on a hiring plan that was included in the county's proposed budget released last month. The report said the additional nurses are needed to help improve the quality of care for patients and reduce wait times, a "key element" of the department's strategy to attract and keep paying patients after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act this year. The federal health law provides insurance for many people who never had health...

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