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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
Health Care YES, Insurance Companies NO

Single payer health care’s opponents are beholden

I am a retired registered nurse who worked for 40 years in acute care hospitals. I watched all those years as our health care system morphed into the heath insurance for profit system now in place, which is a disgrace and denies health care access to millions of people, and which often results in death and/or needless stress and suffering.

Times Standard - Letters
February 15, 2018
Janus is Coming! Are You Ready?

Janus is Coming. Are You Ready?

On February 26, ‘Janus v. AFSCME’ threatens to destroy nurses’ ability to advocate for safe patient care, using the power of our collective voice. RNs will not stand by while that happens.

Bonnie Castillo, Director of Health and Safety
February 13, 2018


jnpc nurses

Practice What We Preach

Ever stop for a moment and consider what makes a nurse a nurse? Why is what registered nurses do called nursing practice? What are the ramifications to nursing if a nurse in Ohio cares remotely for a patient in Oregon? What does it mean for nursing if family members and unlicensed staff are trained to perform certain functions nurses do? For the 20 RN members of National Nurses United’s Joint Nursing Practice Commission, these are questions they ponder and debate daily.

National Nurse Magazine
February 12, 2018

Nurses for SB562

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