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Joined Mar 14, '04 - from 'California, USA'. herring_RN is a registered nurse. She has '>40 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical'. Posts: 11,459 (68% Liked) Likes: 19,707

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  1. The Tricare increase was less about the ACA and more because of cutting costs in the military. Plus, this is a new benefit...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. I wanted to post something of a variant that I have posted before; couldn't find it (on the phone... :sneaky:) so here it...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. I'm not sure how emtala works and what the actual wording is, but a poster above mentioned responding properly. They had a...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. That's actually a $2,000 deductible, although that's still a pretty good deal even with a $6k deductible. How much do you...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Where are you looking? Even in the most expensive parts of the country the cheapest plan is still around $200. You can...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. I agree we should have a single-payer healthcare system. Unfortunately that isn't what we're getting with the ACA. I...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Is there some magical tree that produces money that these individuals should use to pay for their medical care? To be...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Sure he does: Let them die. I have talked with several conservatives who feel this way, and a couple who even feel that...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. America is not a civilized nation. Civilized nations have a security net. Civilized nations take care of their own. A...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Is that how it works? I don't want my tax dollars subsidizing fossil fuels then, or war, or corporate welfare. And can...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. If a person is anywhere on hospital property, even a parking lot, EMTALA requires that the hospital respond properly.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Stories like this are coming out of a hospital near me. I'm not applying to work there. Sad thing is they're hiring new...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. The depart of labor doesn't take issue like that lightly. About 2 years ago, I relieved a check for unpaid overtime; I...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Well put. Wage theft by "coercing" nurses to work off the clock, and working through breaks and not getting paid for it,...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. I am traditionaly a non union person, I hate the whole liberal/progressive, union mindset. I am for free markets and...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. You're still dancing around it ... what you're saying is that the working poor can just die, already if they can't afford...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. GENERAL WELFARE. It has been said several times. GENERAL. WELFARE. Your continued refusal to acknowledge that health...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. I clipped the middle of your post because those two parts right there summarize why we will never agree. You feel that...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. I believe that the regulation of business by the federal government is instrumental in pursuit and protection of the...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. If the founders thought we should have slaves then why did we get rid of slavery? If the founders thought women shouldn't...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Well, the House of Representatives under Republican leadership has attempted to banish this law some 50 times. To date they...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Actually (ahh, what short memories so many Americans have ...), this was a big controversy during the Shrub administration....
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Yes, but WAAAHHH! I hate Obama!
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. The perils of Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid - News & Features - Orlando Weekly THAT political grandstanding...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. No, It really doesn't boil down to that at all. It means that now people can be insured even if they have pre-existing...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. While I consider myself conservative, I feel that everyone in this country should be able to have a certain level of health...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  27. It is illegal to sign off that you did something that wasn't done and you can be prosecuted as happened to nurses in NY a...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  28. The act of working off the clock questions legality. At most places I have had experience with, no one works off the clock...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  29. Let me start with some background. I'm new to nursing, but I'm not new to work. I have bailed hay, milked cows, operated...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  30. So what about the PPO insurance?
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  31. Gotcha :)
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  32. I'd rather not say. Need my job.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  33. Try googling the name of the facility and 990. It's a tax form that reports all of this. Because my facility is not for...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. It's not a surprise. Many CEOs, CFOs, etc have no problem with taking big bonuses while the "worthless whiners" get less and...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. The salaries are reportable and you will just have to look harder. This is what the problem is all about. Cutting the...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  36. I have been at my present job for 5 years now. We haven't received any kind of pay increases, cost of living, bonuses,...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  37. Wow, and people wonder why we are union. That's insane! We ratified our contract last year (good for 3) and we have yearly...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  38. I work in a 700 bed hospital system in North Carolina. Nurses have not received a merit pay increase for the last 5 years. ...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  39. ANA President Karen Dailey updates the nursing profession re ANA activities
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. Yes, ask your BON what your legal rights/responsibilities are in this situation Nursing is a 24/7 job. Prioritize what...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. Many working poor find themselves in this situation if their state did not, like mine, expand medicaid. that remains a...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  42. I presume that you mean there's no way to capture it in your present system. Generally, though, it can certainly be captured...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  43. I've been a nurse on an Orthopaedic unit for almost 7 years on night shift. I can say how my night goes has aboslutely...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  44. I am not speaking for any other practice settings, but in the SARs where i work, it makes sense to use me instead of...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  45. I love being a nurse myself. Does the work break my heart? Absolutely!! When a mother arrives at the bedside, having just...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  46. I became a nurse because I had a very idealistic view of finding a vocation "where I could make a difference/save the...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  47. I love nursing students! I love their enthusiasm as it is contagious and helps me remember why I became a nurse.
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  48. Me too! I love their enthusiasm!
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  49. I have been very lucky to have preceptors that may not necessarily have been passionate but were realists and knew how to...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  50. Whether or not you would call it discrimination, that's what it IS. And if you think you can tell by looking at a nurse...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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