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Updates on the Quest for Full Practice Authority

Granting nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses full practice authority has been shown to improve patients’ health outcomes and access to essential health care services. This article includes a reflective description of several aspects of the work of a legislative task force convened to address advanced practice registered nurses practice authority in Tennessee.

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articleCarole R Myers
Scorecard on HELP Hearings

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), working with Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington), scheduled four bipartisan hearings on stabilizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual markets which are also known as exchanges.   So how are things going?

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A Refreshing Start of What Truly Made America Great

I just listened to the opening comments of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) as they kicked-off the first of four hearing of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) committee hearings over the next two weeks on stabilizing the individual marketplaces.  It was refreshing and encouraging to hear an emphasis on “coming together” and “finding common ground” (remember when this was more common?).  I will be watching to see if the call for bipartisanship is realized.

http://www.healthmediapolicy.com/2017/09/06/12786/

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articleCarole R Myers
The Elephant in the Room

What's next? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not remedied the cost problem in the United States. Americans balked at Congressional plans to save the federal government money by raising consumer costs while dramatically cutting coverage and imposing unsustainable funding reductions on the states.

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