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Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

The CEO of United Healthcare, Stephen Hemsley, makes 10,597.00 an hour or 177.00 a minute. Making huge amounts of money off the sick and dying is unacceptable, unsustainable, and immoral. We have the power to change that! Let's start in California with SB 562! Andrew McGuire, the Executive Director of California One Care, joins us on Nurse Talk. More »

Senator Bernie Sanders announces Medicare for All bill

Senator Bernie Sanders announces Medicare for All bill

We all know that the Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. But 29 million Americans today still do not have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured because health insurance companies are making our health care unaffordable and inaccessible. More »

NNU Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Opposition to AHCA

NNU Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Opposition to AHCA

As the American Health Care Act (AHCA) comes to a vote on the House floor, NNU nurses have sent a letter to representatives urging a “No” vote—given that the AHCA poses a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of patients, and to the health security of this country. More »

Inhaling Toxic Smoke From Surgical Procedures Threatens Everyone in the Room

Inhaling Toxic Smoke From Surgical Procedures Threatens Everyone in the Room

Would you prefer to have surgery in an environment with sterile air — or in a room with air that may contain dangerous chemicals, cellular material, viruses, or bacteria? More »

Council Nurses Urge San Francisco To Divest from DAPL

Council Nurses Urge San Francisco To Divest from DAPL

Nurses from the San Francisco Metro Council attended an San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to urge the city to divest from any banks and financial institutions who have investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. More »

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

What are Safe Staffing Ratios and why are they so important to all of us?

Many Americans may be surprised to know that California is the only state in the country with mandatory limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned at one time. Now nurses across the country are pushing for national legislation. More »

The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Healthcare Vision

The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Healthcare Vision

Halloween arrived early this year featuring the Republican house of horrors seeking to fulfill their long lust for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. More »

President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

Instead of his prior guarantee that no one would lose coverage gained through the Affordable Care Act, Trump adopted the double speak offered by now Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in his confirmation hearings, that Americans with pre-existing conditions will have “access” to coverage. More »

No Limits: In 49 States, Nurses Have No Cap on How Many Patients They’re Assigned

No Limits: In 49 States, Nurses Have No Cap on How Many Patients They’re Assigned

In an old episode of “I Love Lucy,” Lucy and Ethyl find jobs wrapping candy in a chocolate factory. As the candy comes down the conveyor belt, the joke is that there is a rate at which they can keep up—which is soon crossed. More »

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

RN & Co-President of NNU Deborah Burger talks about the importance of Kaiser L.A. tentative pact

A few weeks ago RNs reached tentative pact, affecting 1,300 RNs, with Kaiser L.A. Medical Center. RN and NNU Co-President Deborah Burger talks about why now more than any time before, this agreement is so critical. More »

Rally launches Healthy California Campaign to Win S.B. 562 - Healthcare for all California Residents

Rally launches Healthy California Campaign to Win S.B. 562 - Healthcare for all California Residents

Nearly 500 registered nurses, healthcare activists, seniors, workers, immigrants, and business leaders converged on Sacramento today in a spirited rally to kick off a seminal campaign to win passage of S.B. 562, state legislation that would establish a Medicare-style healthcare system for all residents in California, the world’s fifth-largest economy. More »

The Facts About Social Security. It works and it’s NOT going bankrupt!

The Facts About Social Security. It works and it’s NOT going bankrupt!

Social Security Works and a growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny to the national debt. More »

The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond “Saving” the Affordable Care Act

The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond “Saving” the Affordable Care Act

Forget the market-based mythologies, the Sanders vs. Cruz debate showed us there is only one true way to secure quality healthcare for every person in society More »

“I Was a Sudanese Refugee, Now I’m an American Nurse”

“I Was a Sudanese Refugee, Now I’m an American Nurse”

When patients wake up in the recovery room at Keck Hospital, University of Southern California, Tveen Kirkpatrick, RN, will be by their side, monitoring their transition from anesthesia back into clarity. It’s a new role for Kirkpatrick, who previously spent 10 years in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit—but navigating transitions is perhaps a natural fit for this nurse. More »

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.” And it may surprise you to know that threat is antimicrobial resistance. More »

Why America’s Nurses Oppose the Muslim Ban

Why America’s Nurses Oppose the Muslim Ban

National Nurses United joins with humanitarian and civil rights and civil liberties groups in opposing the executive order to ban refugees, especially Muslim refugees, from entering the U.S. More »

‘Access’ to Buying Insurance is Not Health Coverage

‘Access’ to Buying Insurance is Not Health Coverage

A signature exchange early in the first Senate hearing Wednesday for Rep. Tom Price in his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services Secretary illustrates a lot about our still damaged healthcare system, and how it could now get much worse. More »

RN, JD Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist, Mathew Keller sheds some light

RN, JD Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist, Mathew Keller sheds some light

Why did Minnesota's Hennepin Community Medical Center change it's financial projections by a whopping $45.4 million dollars? More »

The Precautionary Principle is Paramount

The Precautionary Principle is Paramount

More than two years after the West African Ebola outbreak panicked the globe, Ebola news made headlines again when researchers found evidence suggesting that the deadly virus lingers in people’s lungs. More »

Nurses Join “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Nurses Join “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it. More »

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