A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and it made me scratch my head a bit. Combat medics undoubtedly serve an important and difficult role, but Stewart appears to be comparing apples and oranges. It seems that states' licensing bodies for emergency medical technicians are more to blame for the problems experienced by these two fine people than the fact that medic experience is not sufficient to qualify for the NCLEX and become a nurse. Jon Stewart correctly points out that combat medics are obviously qualified for EMT-P certification, but starts the segment reading qualifications for nursing positions. Additionally, the physician assistant position was designed to give medics from the Vietnam era an avenue to civilian employment, but that now takes six years of education rather than the two it required when the occupation was born.
I think there should be better opportunities for veterans, but I don't think that nursing is the problem here.
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If so then vote for Obama but then don't complain when you call for help, no one answers. Don't complain when you find yourself waiting in a long line before you receive pre-approval for your health care needs. If you are lucky enough to gain approval for hospitalization, if you vote for Obama, don't complain that you have a medic at your bedside and not a professional nurse.
This is off topic. However, since you posted..... Where in the Affordability Care Act is any of this information listed???? The answer is nowhere!
BTW, most facilities are not in a holding pattern regarding health care. Facilities around the country have already implemented policies to support the Affordability Care Act and have done so for years now. So when you call 911, people respond right????
The Affordability Care Act is not going away! That is only the wish of very few Republicans who have no clue what good the Act will do for ALL AMERICANS. Also, Republicans running for office talk about wanting to get rid of it because they want your vote, but they know that they cannot get rid of it either. Too many organizations on both sides do not want it to go away, too many Americans do not want it to go away, and we are more powerful than Fox Noise!
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