Sure the government is far from perfect. They get money that makes them beholdin' to many groups including HMOs and hospital organizations.
BUT, who wants to eliminate the water and food standards we have? Not ideal, but is anything?
I think laws to make healthcare safer will save lives as much as jailing murderers does. Neither our criminal justice nor healthcare laws are without fault, but will it be worse to eliminate them altogether?
Should we get rid of red lights too? (Can you tell I live in Los Angeles?)
Well a lot of questions.
I for one am working very hard to get safe ratios on the Safe Staffing Law I worked to get passed.Then will work to make sure the law is enforced.
I DO NOT EVER AGAIN WANT TO WRAP A YOUNG MAN IN A BODY BAG AFTER ELECTIVE SURGERY BECAUSE STAFFING WAS TOO POOR FOR PROPER ASSESSMENT!(He bled internally. There were notes on the med cart from the aide that he wanted more pain med). The RN was never notified. I was there when she had to tell the wife. NEVER AGAIN! www.calnurse.org