Category Archives: Legislature

HHS Propose Framework to Assist States in Building Affordable Insurance Exchanges

US Department of Health & Human Services   Immediate Release  July 11, 2011 Proposed rules offer states flexibility, choices, competition and clout for consumers and small businesses Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a framework … Continue reading

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Proposed Bill to Set Nurse Staffing Levels

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) last week introduced legislation that would establish a federal minimum of nurse-to-patient ratios at all hospitals, according to a press release. Aimed at decreasing mortality rates and preventing medical errors, … Continue reading

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ANA Launches Website to Help Preserve Medicaid   6/10/2011 The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working on several fronts to counter attack on Medicaid funding and keep nurses informed about the efforts on Capitol Hill that impact this program which provides essential health care coverage for an estimated … Continue reading

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