Professors Publish Op-ed on Role of Nurses in Healthcare Reform
Professors Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson have an op-ed in the Journal News about the role of nurses in improving health care.
According to the piece, "Many Americans now have access to health care for the first time. For example, millennials can remain on their parents’ health plans until they are 26, and those with pre-existing conditions can purchase new plans. When we hear presidential candidates say that they will do away with the Affordable Care Act, either removing it entirely or replacing it, we must ask: what would the consequences be for the American people? Arguments about whether the Affordable Care Act is doing too much or too little need to be examined by many, particularly those on the front lines — the nursing profession.
Nurses make up the largest group of health care providers in the nation and the most trusted profession; we must have a voice in this discussion. We have the skill set to meaningfully address what needs to be done and how to make services more accessible, available, affordable, and acceptable to every American."
Read the full op-ed here.