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20 million strong

Nurses and midwives create a healthier world. No matter what continent we call home, the experience is the same—nurses and…

ACA improves care

The first two enrollment periods under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were associated with significantly improved trends in self-reported coverage,…
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ANA pays it forward

I am an organizational junkie with no apologies. As many of you know, I started my political activism in nursing…

From Your ANA President

The recently launched Initiative on the Future of Nursing seeks to address the challenges facing the nursing profession and to improve healthcare quality and delivery. It’s time for all nurses to get involved in the effort and become part of the change.

Healthcare needs a swoosh

Does healthcare need its own type of “swoosh” as a daily inspiration for us to do the right thing without hesitation? Our Editor-in-Chief answers that question and explores the issue of safety in healthcare.

Issues up close

ANA’s House of Delegates recently approved a resolution supporting health
care for all. The author examines the social, economic, and political ramifications of undocumented immigrants’ lack of access to health care.

Issues up close

ANA and nursing organizations work to demonstrate RN’s economic value.

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Issues up close

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are increasing in number and in value to the healthcare delivery system. As more people…

Issues up close

Partnership for Patients brings together providers,
hospitals, patients, and government to reduce
preventable hospital-acquired conditions and 30-dayhospital readmissions.

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Issues up close

As the health economist for the American Nurses Association (ANA), I’ve been asked, “What will 2013 bring for RNs? Maybe…

Issues up close

ANA has joined the Partnership for Patients to improve patient safety.

Knowing you can make it

They were the darkest days of World War II. Ships—even those sailing far to the north, above the Arctic Circle—were…
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Medicare for all? Why not?

If President Trump really wants a healthcare plan that gives him a big win by covering all Americans, reducing insurance costs, and cutting the cost of healthcare, it could be done. And it would be far better than President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). Mr. Trump could push Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) bill that makes Medi­care available to everyone. And wouldn’t it be a hoot? A Republican president, House, and Senate would finally make universal access a reality. And why not? A single-payer system offers cost-cutting strategies that have succeeded all over the globe.

Nursing's role in healthcare reform

Nursing’s role in healthcare reform

The 2010 healthcare reform act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA) gives nurses new opportunities to deliver care…

SiCKO – A call to action

In 1991, the American Nurses Association published its Nursing Agenda for Health Care Reform, which gained the support of 76…

Study: ED charges vary widely

Authors of a study published by PLoS ONE found wide variations in emergency department (ED) charges in patients who paid…

The new health insurance marketplace

Our editor-in-chief discusses the upcoming insurance requirement related to the Affordable Care Act and emphasizes the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about the requirements so they can help friends, family, and patients navigate the health insurance marketplace.

The new normal

Welcome to fiscal austerity—the new normal.

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