Advocates highlight health care worker shortage
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New Hampshire’s shortage of health care workers threatens both the health of the economy and individuals going without needed care, advocates said at a Statehouse rally Monday.
With roughly 2,000 job vacancies in hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes and other health care settings across the state, advocates are pushing for the provisions of a $110 million health care workforce bill to be included in the state budget. The lobbying is intensifying as the budget process moves from the House to the Senate, where the Senate Finance Committee will hold several public hearings later this week.