"It would be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day news coverage of the ongoing health reform discussions taking place in Washington and begin to think that health reform is only about access to care and coverage issues. It certainly is about those concerns, but it’s also about so much more. We forget that we are at the tip of a very large iceberg. The goals of health reform are not only who pays for health care, which is the topic that currently dominates health reform discussions, but how we make quality health care affordable. This goal, and the vital role that nurses play in achieving it, are at the core of the Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine."
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This blog post is from Susan B. Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Initiative Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine and Senior Adviser for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.