Health Care Reform

American Nurses Association Applauds House Passage of Health Care Reform Bill

Silver Spring, MD–(ENEWSPF)–November 7, 2009.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauds House lawmakers for passing H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  This landmark legislation was approved by a vote of 220-215 in a Saturday session. ANA has been a tireless advocate for meaningful health care reform which recognizes the vital role of nurses, creates a system that is responsive to the needs of all consumers, and provides equal access to safe, high-quality cost-effective care for all.

“Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or an Independent, there is one thing that we all can agree on; as nurses, we only want the very best for our profession and for the patients that we serve.  Though this is a momentous day for those of us committed to making health care reform a reality, there is still a lot of work ahead.  On behalf of the nation’s 2.9 million nurses, I urge the Senate to consider this legislation and bring it to a vote before the end of the year,” said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR.

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