ANA Rallies for Healthcare Reform
To ensure nurses' voices are heard during the debate on healthcare reform, the America Nurses Association (ANA) and other organizations that comprise Health Care for America Now
will hold a rally in Washington, DC, June 25.
Nurses will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Senate Park, Constitutional Avenue and Delaware Street NE, to lobby Congress in support of quality, affordable healthcare for all. Following the rally, various town-hall meetings and other events will be held throughout the day in Washington in support of healthcare reform. Former Gov. Howard Dean, MD, and Ellen-Marie Whelan, PhD, NP, from the Center for American Progress, will moderate a doctor-nurse town hall at Washington Court Hotel at 1:30 p.m.
This rally provides nurses with a great opportunity to have their voices heard at this stage in the debate, while Congress is holding hearings on legislation to reform the U.S. healthcare system. By reaching out to law makers, nurses will ensure they are part of the solution of expanding accessibility and placing a greater emphasis on preventive care, according to the ANA.
For more information about the rally, go to: http://healthcare09.org/content/attendees.