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California doesn't have enough doctors. To recruit them, the state is paying off medical school debt

By Los Angeles Times  
   July 17, 2019

Reporting from Sacramento —  Bryan Ruiz’s hands were still shaking an hour after he learned the $300,000 in medical school loans he took out to become a dentist were being wiped away by California taxpayers. A year out of medical school, Ruiz thought it would take decades to pay off the debt, particularly since he had accepted a less lucrative position at a community health clinic that primarily serves low-income Medi-Cal patients.

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