from ana nstat team:
september 21, 2009
tomorrow, the senate finance committee begins considering its newly released health care reform bill. during consideration, sen. stabenow (d-mi) plans to introduce an amendment to provide funds for the training of advanced practice registered nurses (aprns).
the amendment, stabenow amendment d-4, would help ensure there are enough aprns in the workforce by providing payment to hospitals for the costs of expanded training programs. if enacted, this amendment will yield a more robust aprn workforce to meet the growing demand for health care among the medicare population and those in rural and underserved areas.
you are in a very influential position - your senator sits on the finance committee, and will have the opportunity to vote for this important amendment tomorrow! you can help shape the health care reform bill that comes out of the committee by taking action today
an ample aprn workforce is essential to providing access to health care to those brought into the system by health care reform. ask your senator to support sen. stabenow’s amendment d-4!
given the short turn around, we encourage you to use these talking points
and call your senator through the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. if the phone lines are jammed, send an email
and keep trying the phones
! by taking action today, you could ensure a health care reform bill that emphasizes the importance of the nursing profession!
the health care reform team
ana government affairs
amendment adds $200 million for aprn education: