Affordable Care Act

ACA improves care

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

ANA comments on ACOs

In the political realm, there is intense debate on how to cut costs in the Medicare program without sacrificing services…

Dear Members of Congress

In an open letter to Congress, Dr. Cipriano urges legislators to leverage nurses’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to help bring order to a chaotic healthcare system.

Doing the most good

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 provides many benefits.

Editorial

To achieve higher quality of care and help transform our healthcare system, we need to don our customized tool belts, get to work, and be willing to abandon the outdated methods of the past.

From Your ANA President

Nurses must step up and become a primary force in reshaping the
nation’s healthcare system.

From Your ANA President

As she ends her term as ANA President, Rebecca Patton urges nurses to demonstrate their leadership and help make the provisions of the new healthcare reform act a reality.

Headlines from the Hill

The 112th Congress faces critical decisions on issues affecting healthcare
providers and patients. With so much at stake, now is the time to touch base
with your congressional representatives and ask them to support key legislation.

Headlines from the Hill

The Republicans now control the House of Representatives. No matter what policy objectives either party tries to enact, ANA will continue to ensure that the voice of nursing is heard in Congress.

Headlines from the Hill

ANA recently cohosted a Senate Nursing Caucus briefing to present final results from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, and participated in a healthcare reform conference call with Michelle Obama.

Headlines from the Hill

By meeting in-person with their congressional representatives, nurses can garner support for the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, which would allow advanced practice nurses to order home health services under Medicare.

Headlines from the Hill

To mark the 2-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, ANA took part in a celebration recognizing the law’s patient protections.

Issues up close

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

Issues up close

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

Medicaid expansion and ED use

The expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not increase hospital emergency department…
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…

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 shape of things to come

It’s a grim prediction, but healthcare organizations are headed for stormy days. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was supposed to solve the problem of…

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