ANCHOR LEAD: Health care is a hot button issue in this year’s presidential election. Some say today’s health care system is at a tipping point and the only way to keep up with the growing demand for care is by recruiting and training more health professionals. Brian Osuch has the story. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I’m Brian Osuch. A new survey by Morning Consult commissioned by University of Phoenix College of Health Professions finds availability and affordability of quality health care topping concerns for registered voters. Doris Savron is Interim Executive Dean for the College of Health Professions.
CUT: (Savron) Sixty-three percent of Americans express concerns about accessing medical facilities, such as hospitals and pharmacies and seventy percent worry they won’t even get to see a doctor on short notice.
SCRIPT: And when it comes to cost…
CUT: (Savron) People are worried, eighty-seven percent are concerned about the price of health insurance and eighty-two percent are worried about the cost of prescription drugs.
SCRIPT: Savron says access to quality health care can be improved by addressing current workforce shortages in the health care system.
CUT: (Savron) The evolving health care industry needs professionals who can adapt to the rapidly changing environment. Programs offered by University of Phoenix College of Health Professions for example, align with the needs of today’s health care system. Students can gain the skills needed to launch or advance a career in the health care field.
SCRIPT: For more, go to Phoenix.edu. That’s Newsbreak from University of Phoenix.
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