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ANA Endorses Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (1/25/08)

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Penalties for Uninsured Backed by Clinton, Not Obama

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Democrat Hillary Clinton is closer to Republican Mitt Romney than she is to her party rival in the presidential campaign, Barack Obama, when it comes to providing health insurance to all Americans.

Just as car owners are required by state laws to have auto insurance, Americans should be required to purchase medical policies or apply for government-subsidized plans, Clinton says.

Health coverage mandates by the U.S. won't be needed if government assures that insurance is affordable, Obama responds….

http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080131/pl_bloomberg/alwelb1d6ehq_1

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the ana represents the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses. some of the reasons it stated:

hillary has a history of working for america's nurses. in the senate, hillary introduced the nursing education and quality of care act, which would expand the number of programs that address nursing faculty shortages and increase the supply of nurses in rural areas. as part of the nurse reinvestment act, she helped create grants that expanded nurse magnet hospitals. hillary also supported increased funding for both title vii and title viii, which help to address the higher education needs of nurses and nursing faculty. finally, she has supported programs to attract nurses to the field, including efforts to improve the quality of the working environment for nurses.

hillary's american health choices plan will cover all americans and improve health care by providing consumers new choices, lowering costs and improving quality. under hillary's plan, americans who like the insurance they have can keep it and stay with their doctor. but americans who don't like the coverage they have will be able to pick from the same set of plans members of congress choose for themselves. under hillary's plan, insurance companies won't be able to deny people coverage for a pre-existing condition and tax credits will ensure that working families never have to pay more than a limited percentage of their income for quality health care. people who change jobs will be able to keep their health care.

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Post #3 merged with existing thread.

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does the ana REALLY represent the interests of nurses?

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THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION ENDORSES

SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON (D-NY)

SILVER SPRING, MD -The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA represents the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses.

She has recognized the importance of educating, recruiting and retaining, RNs, and the need to improve the nurse's work environment which includes addressing safe and appropriate staffing. America's 2.9 million registered nurses represent the largest group of health care professionals. We have long advocated for the critically needed reforms vital to the improvement of health care and will use our power in the voting booth to make health care a priority."

Full story can be found here:

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/1/28/163657/436

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does the ana REALLY represent the interests of nurses?

Not this one.:nono:

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does the ana REALLY represent the interests of nurses?

Not mine either.

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me either. No one's going to force me to buy into health coverage. It's a free country.

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People who show up for meetings are the ones who make decisions for the direction of any organization.

If you don't agree with the direction show up for the meeting and articulate your viewpoint.

I think that buying health insurance is like fixing your roof before it rains. It is cheaper and better to be protected against the loss rather than experience the loss.

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