Wow. Louisiana Legislature Votes To Ban AA's

  1. http://www.lanacrna.com

    Now the bill goes to the governor.

    (P.S. Obviously I was wrong on the legislative issues. I guess Florida wasn't a bellwether decision afterall. Congrats to CRNA's on this one.)

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 8, '04
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  3. by   athomas91
    :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
  4. by   jwk
    Quote from lizz
    http://www.lanacrna.com

    Now the bill goes to the governor.

    (P.S. Obviously I was wrong on the legislative issues. I guess Florida wasn't a bellwether decision afterall. Congrats to CRNA's on this one.)


    So for 2004, we have:

    Florida - YES to AA's
    TriCare - YES to AA's
    Louisiana - NO

    Two out of three ain't bad - the two biggest out of the three! :chuckle
  5. by   u-r-sleeepy
    We need to get this bill (and its wording) to Jeb Bush before he signs his bill in Florida...! Someone - get on the phone! He really should look this over.

    Sleeepy
  6. by   gaspassah
    jwk you are so sad man. those fires you mentioned your were trying to put out in louisiana just turned into an inferno. if this keeps up, ya might not get any other states....oops.
    oh and tricare was not a total win, crna's came out just as good if not better.
    Last edit by gaspassah on Jun 9, '04 : Reason: clarification
  7. by   URgettingsleepy
    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire..we don't need no water..let the ..........
  8. by   Sheri257
    Quote from jwk
    So for 2004, we have:

    Florida - YES to AA's
    TriCare - YES to AA's
    Louisiana - NO

    Two out of three ain't bad - the two biggest out of the three! :chuckle
    Normally I would agree with you, but I do think this is significant. It's one thing to stop a bill authorizing AA's. It's another thing to pass a bill banning AA's all together.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 10, '04
  9. by   user69
    Does anyone know why the vote was so one sided? I was not so surprised about the outcome, but was amazed that it was a landslide. Just good lobbying on the part of the AANA or was it typical Louisiana politics?

    Also, does anyone want to give odds that a new bill is put in next year to try and reverse the AA decision?
  10. by   Sheri257
    Quote from user69
    Does anyone know why the vote was so one sided? I was not so surprised about the outcome, but was amazed that it was a landslide. Just good lobbying on the part of the AANA or was it typical Louisiana politics?

    Also, does anyone want to give odds that a new bill is put in next year to try and reverse the AA decision?
    Well, obviously I'm lousy at predictions. But my guess is that the Florida AA decision may have really motivated their lobbying effort. If you followed their website for any length of time, it looks like they put a lot of work into this and constantly rallied the troops. At one point, an AA authorizing bill did get of committee, so that may have motivated them further to try to kill this thing once and for all with their own AA banning bill.

    The bill passed by very large margins in both the House and Senate. So, if anyone tried to overturn it the near future, it might be difficult.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 10, '04
  11. by   jwk
    Quote from user69
    Does anyone know why the vote was so one sided? I was not so surprised about the outcome, but was amazed that it was a landslide. Just good lobbying on the part of the AANA or was it typical Louisiana politics?

    Also, does anyone want to give odds that a new bill is put in next year to try and reverse the AA decision?
    How did it pass? By never letting the truth get in the way of the final objective.

    And there's nothing that says another bill might not come along next year or the year after that would repeal HB 1290. All it takes is a better-informed legislature.
    Last edit by jwk on Jun 10, '04
  12. by   gaspassah
    How did it pass? By never letting the truth get in the way of the final objective
    bogus
  13. by   athomas91
    and ..... tricare ONLY allows the use of AA's in states where AA's are utilized....that means 2 STATES......so it wasn't really a big win....for AA's that is....

    again - noone here is "anti" AA - we are just pro-CRNA ...as should be expected on a nursing website in the CRNA room....
  14. by   jwk
    Quote from athomas91
    and ..... tricare ONLY allows the use of AA's in states where AA's are utilized....that means 2 STATES......so it wasn't really a big win....for AA's that is....

    again - noone here is "anti" AA - we are just pro-CRNA ...as should be expected on a nursing website in the CRNA room....
    Where do you come up with two states? Georgia, Alabama, New Mexico, South Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Vermont, Texas, Missouri, and Florida coming up. I'm probably missing a couple, but can't think of them off the top of my head. And the whole intent of the TriCare action was to allow us to take care of TriCare patients in states in which we already practice. We did not seek to expand into other states by virtue of TriCare.

    And c'mon, who are you kidding? Most of the people on this board are anti-AA. And that's a shame since most of us AA's are pro-CRNA.
    Last edit by jwk on Jun 10, '04

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