Nursing Economic$

AMSN is providing you with an opportunity to learn more about health care reform and also earn free CNE contact hours. This article from Nursing Economic$ provides a concise analysis of the current health care reform proposals, along with President Obama's principles for reform. Paradis, Wood, & Cramer (2009) evaluate the pros and cons of several pertinent issues regarding health care: widespread coverage for all Americans, preventative medicine, and the improving the quality of care delivery.

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Executive Summary:

  • Since taking office, President Obama has urged Congress to move rapidly and advance a plan that is consistent with the eight principles he considers essential for improving the U.S. health care system.
  • Three major policies associated with the current discussions surrounding health care reform - universal coverage, preventive care, and improving efficiency and quality - are analyzed.
  • Overall, the Obama plan for health reform has the potential to improve health care access and quality for all Americans dramatically.
  • The Obama reform holds many opportunities for nurses, especially for APRNs, FNPs, and BSNs. This is a crucial time for nurses to become active participants in our health care reform.
  • Nursing input is needed at the individual, community, and federal levels.


A Policy Analysis of Health Care Reform: Implications for Nurses

Identification: NECJ0905

Credits: None available.