Volumne 12, Issue No. 1
February 4, 2014

October 2009

House Passes Health Care Reform; What’s Next in Congress

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The House of Representatives cleared a major hurdle in the battle for comprehensive health care reform! Where does health care reform go from here? What can be expected in the next few weeks? We hope many of your questions concerning health care reform are answered here!

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ANA Testifies Again Before Congress; Continues To Call for Action on Health Care Reform

Monday, October 19th, 2009

On September 15, ANA Board Member and nurse practitioner Mary Maryland, PhD, MSN, APN, BC, testified on behalf of ANA before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on “The Urgent Need for Health Insurance Reform.”

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ANA Nurses Stand to Support Health Care Reform at White House

Monday, October 19th, 2009

On September 9, 2009, President Obama called on Congress to work together to pass meaningful health care reform. The following day, over 60 ANA nurses stood with the President at the White House to show ANA’s continued support for his efforts. Once again, President Obama showed his commitment to the nursing profession and their importance in the health care reform fight.

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The Power of Working Together

Monday, October 19th, 2009

ANA hosted the tenth annual lobbyist meeting Wednesday, September 16 through 18th in Washington, DC in which 32 constituent member associations (CMAs) were represented: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, IA, KS, LA, MA, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NY, NJ, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, VT, WA, WI. During the meeting, attendees engaged in rich conversations about the political environment within their respective states and legislative successes and challenges surrounding a number of nursing and health care issues.

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Medicare: ANA Advocates for Nurses and Patients at MedPAC, RUC and CPT Meetings

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Medicare policies touch the lives of many of our patients, and reimbursement issues directly or indirectly affect financial compensation for many staff RNs and advanced practice RNs. Many APRNs are enrolled as Medicare providers, and are directly reimbursed for caring for Medicare patients. ANA GOVA staff had the opportunity recently to advocate for nurses and patients at recent meetings of MedPAC, and the RUC and CPT committees.

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ANA Launches New Website to Support Safe Patient Handling

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The American Nurses Association launched a new Web site dedicated to safe patient handling intended to help reach ANA’s goals of eliminating manual patient handling in health care facilities and creating a safer work environment.

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