Could Obamacare cause a shortage in nursing again

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    I would really like to know how you believe Obama care will affect the medical field and be honest. I would expect that it would create more jobs but the work would be very tiring. There would be no 3/12 but 4/12 or 3/15 with rooming/bedding at hospital.
    Joe V likes this.
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    good question.
    herring_RN likes this.
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    We shall see how much of an impact it has on actual practice.

    I can say one thing with absolute surety: hospitals, IPAs, healthcare systems, etc will use it as an excuse to cut staff and increase profits. Anything bad in healthcare will be the direct sequelae of healthcare reform.
    JmarLPN, SE_BSN_RN, VivaLasViejas, and 14 others like this.
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    Quote from BostonFNP
    We shall see how much of an impact it has on actual practice.

    I can say one thing with absolute surety: hospitals, IPAs, healthcare systems, etc will use it as an excuse to cut staff and increase profits. Anything bad in healthcare will be the direct sequelae of healthcare reform.
    It's already happening in my area, not just nurses but jobs in general where layoffs are being blamed on PPACA.
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    Quote from BostonFNP
    We shall see how much of an impact it has on actual practice.

    I can say one thing with absolute surety: hospitals, IPAs, healthcare systems, etc will use it as an excuse to cut staff and increase profits. Anything bad in healthcare will be the direct sequelae of healthcare reform.
    I agree.....
    PMFB-RN, lindarn, and OCNRN63 like this.
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    You can ask (and have asked) for opinions about what people believe will happen, but you know what they say about opinions and @$$#*!&$-- everybody has one, and a lot of them stink.

    Short answer: We will have to wait to find out. That means that whatever the initial effects may be, it will not likely always be like that, and a certain amount of adjustment will occur over a certain amount of time-- experience suggests that is exactly what will happen.

    But as to a more precise answer your question:
    there can be theories
    there can be opinions
    there can be speculation, and
    there can certainly be bloviation

    ... and we will have to be patient to find out.
    smoke over fire, havehope, genovese, and 11 others like this.
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    I'm surprised more nurses aren't contemplating this knowing that their jobs could be on line.
    CiscoNurse, SeaH20RN, and lindarn like this.
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    Quote from thesimpsonslover1
    I'm surprised more nurses aren't contemplating this knowing that their jobs could be on line.
    Nurses will have a continuation of an expanded role in the evolving healthcare system.
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    Common sense dictates : more consumers ..covered under government MANDATED health care.

    equals... we need a boatload more of nurses.
    SE_BSN_RN, KATRN78, KelRN215, and 8 others like this.
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    Common sense dictates : more consumers ..covered under government MANDATED health care.

    equals... we need a boatload more of nurses.
    I hope this line of common sense will be applied.
    SE_BSN_RN, KATRN78, lamazeteacher, and 5 others like this.


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