You ever get the sense that our government is at times working against us healthcare workers? I was reading today how HHS was pledging 1 billion dollars towards Partnership for Patients, which will ultimately (IMO) find another way for Medicare not to pay out reimbursement for services due. You tell me how putting in 1 billion dollars now will save 35 billion dollars over the next three years? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was a Governor before she became secretary of HHS; it would be nice if someone who actually worked in medicine and healthcare to be in charge of HHS instead of just another politician. I just wonder what's the next strenuous protocol that will be placed on us nurses as a result of this.