Friday, June 29, 2012

A Quick Round Up of Nurses Responses to The Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform

With the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the entire Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA), we thought it would be fitting to share with you some responses by nursing organizations across the country in response to this landmark ruling.

Ohio Nurses Association Questions Impact of Issue 3 with the Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Health Care Reform

Last November, the citizens of Ohio voted in support of legislation (Issue 3) that said no law can force someone to have insurance, thus negating the individual mandate included in the ACA. The Ohio Nurses Association is now left wondering how will Ohio implement the provisions in the ACA and what effect will this have on the nursing workforce?

Nurse leaders happy with ruling on ACA

The ANA has touted the law’s potential to increase the profile of RNs in the healthcare system through new models such as accountable care organizations and medical homes. These models would rely on RNs’ expertise in care coordination, the ANA has said.

ANA Lauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Reform Law

The American Nurses Association (ANA) lauds the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the "minimum coverage provision," hailing it as a victory for all patients and their families.

Nurses: 'Court Ruling Does Not End Healthcare Crisis Or the Need to Continue the Campaign for Reform'

The Supreme Court decision should not be seen as the end of the efforts by health care activists for a permanent fix of our broken healthcare system, said National Nurses United. The union pledged to step up a campaign for a reform that is not based on extending the grip of a failed private insurance system, but "on a universal program based on patient need, not on profits or ability to pay.

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