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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

ANA Rallies for Healthcare Reform

Published June 23, 2009 1:57 PM by Stacey Miller
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.

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The Dems, and it seems the ANA, want people to only hear what they want people to hear so that their particular agenda is met.  Nurses this doesn't just give everyone health care, this takes AWAY your right to choose, this takes away timely efficient and needed care!!  Why do you think people come from all over the world to have procedures, surgeries, chemo, transplants etc, HERE to the US??? Because they cannot get it where they live or they don't trust the system where they live.  Our system needs help but not by taking away our freedoms and choices!!

Becky Russell, RN, RN August 7, 2009 11:03 AM
Atlanta GA

This is just ridiculous...this man Obama is not a doctor, a good actor, but not a doctor...I am disgusted that the ANA has decided to support this type of reform. Yes we need reform...but not socialized reform...what's wrong with you people?...I don't agree with your decision to back this government program...I'm embarrased to say I belong to your organization....I will not renew my membership and the AMA members should quit now!  You all are a bunch of koolaide drinkers or you got bought off!  

Patricia Stabile, Health Insurance - RN July 22, 2009 8:34 PM
Summerville SC

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