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Dramatic Aetna Admission a Window Into Widespread Abuse of Patients in Insurance Claims Denials – RNs

Revelations Sunday by CNN that Aetna’s former Southern California medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patient records when deciding whether to approve or deny care highlights a widespread abuse in the insurance industry.

California Nurses Association
February 12, 2018
Dotty Nygard, RN

California RN Dotty Nygard Talks About Why She's Running For Congress

Dotty Nygard is an ER nurse, former City Council Member, Patient Advocate, Mother and Grandmother and she is running for Congress to say enough is enough.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 8, 2018
RNRN volunteer Betty Woods at a homeless encampment in Puerto Rico

Nurses Returning from Second Puerto Rico Mission Call Any Removal of FEMA Aid ‘Premature and Deadly’

Puerto Rico cannot go back to a ‘normal’ economy when patients have not received the necessary help they need to go back to any kind of ‘normal’ life.

Bonnie Castillo, Director of Health and Safety and Registered Nurse Response Network
February 6, 2018


Puerto Rico

Athena Watkins, RN, spoke against offshore drilling at a rally

Nurses Speakout Against Offshore Drilling in Santa Monica

Athena Watkins, RN, spoke against offshore drilling at a rally in Santa Monica Pier in early February.

California Nurses Association
February 6, 2018
New Boss same as Old Boss

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Given the record of the CEO-in-chief who now occupies the White House, it’s doubtful we can expect improved healthcare, or lower costs, under his leadership, which should give us pause before putting CEOs in charge of our health.

Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy, National Nurses United
February 1, 2018