For decades, nurses have led the fight to make health care a right in America. Because of their efforts, Medicare for All is closer than ever to becoming a reality. But the prospect of success also raises new questions about how universal, single-payer health care will work and, specifically, how it will affect nurses.
This class will seek to answer those questions by exploring how Medicare for All will work in the U.S—how the program will be designed, how hospitals and other providers will be funded, how health care resources will be allocated to rural and underserved areas, and how high-quality care will be delivered to all. This course will also look at how Medicare for All will improve the quality of nursing jobs, strengthen health and safety and patient care standards, and safeguard nurses’ clinical judgement, among other topics.
In addition to providing participants with a detailed look at Medicare for All, this will also be an interactive course in which nurses will have ample opportunities to ask questions they may have about the program. This course will equip nurses with the basic tools they need to put this knowledge into action for the good of their patients, their profession and their communities.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Answer common questions about how Medicare for All would impact nurses’ patients, communities, and their own professional practice.
- Explain how a Medicare for All (single-payer) system will work, including how resources will be allocated to ensure a single standard of high-quality care for all, and how the program will impact nurses’ working conditions and job quality.
- Articulate what Medicare for All will solve and what challenges will remain under a single-payer system.
- Explain how nurses can work with patients, other clinicians and caregivers, and their communities to achieve health justice through Medicare for All and more
Time: 10 am - 2 pm