There are some very important issues for nurses in the Health Care Reform debate. They include:
- Funding for nursing education and the education of more nurse educators
- Rights and responsibilities for APRNs
- Quality of care issues
The House of Representative is set to vote on Saturday Nov. 7 on HR 3962, the final House version of Health Care Reform. Each if these issues is included in the bill. The ANA supports this bill and urges nurses to READ the proposed legislation on theses nursing issues included and to contact their legislators to support this legislation.
I really believe that these issues cannot be avoided. There are certain things to consider to make that bill effective.