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2008 state legislative wrap-up

Legislatively, 2008 was a good year for nursing. In many states, safe nurse staffing laws, mandatory overtime restrictions, and safe patient-handling legislation got the thumbs-up.

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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…

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.

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Get out the vote

Making informed decisions can make a difference. Editor’s note: This is an early release article and will appear in the…
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Over the past year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has reviewed political races across the country and met with candidates…

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The August legislation that raised the debt ceiling was the first round in the government spending debate. Safety-net programs may be on the Congressional chopping block in the future.

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ANA CEO “stars” with actress Jessica Alba in the fight against toxic chemicals.

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Congress has reintroduced the Home Health Care Planning Improvement
Act, which would allow APRNs to order home health
services under Medicare.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ANA’s Lobby Day gave nurses the chance to meet congressional representatives and lobby in support of issues important to nursing.

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As one of three nurses in Congress, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) has been a champion for nursing, introducing and…

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ANA supports two Congressional bills that would improve patient safety and protect RNs from debilitating injuries caused by manual patient lifting/

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Nurses need to promote ANA’s health system reform principles and recommendations.

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Minnesota Deputy House Minority Leader Erin Murphy, MA, BSN, RN, is an example of how nurses’ talent and skills can…

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ANA supports the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act, which would repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and reform Medicare Part B payment

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Find out what has been accomplished during the 112th Congress and what healthcare professionals stand to lose if our country goes over the "fiscal cliff."

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

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As Congress nears the "fiscal cliff" and the so-called
sequester with its across-the-board spending cuts, ANA will continue to advocate for funding of programs important to nurses.

High stakes in the U.S. House and Senate

While the 2016 presidential campaign continues to dominate headlines, the outcome of critical races in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate could dramatically…

How do we manage in uncertain times?

As the early months of a new political landscape unfold, there are many concerns about the future direction of health care…

How to comment on government regulations

You can get directly involved in developing public health policy by submitting your comments on proposed government regulations to federal departments and agencies.

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