I would like to see us step back and honestly look at what has happened to our health care in the past 20-30 years and be honest. We are a very sick population. We should all look at the health care system as a whole. If nurses get raises then for the number to work our patient loads increase because the numbers do not work. So I would like to see someone take apart the entire system and go strand by strand eliminating the waste, get the lawyers out of healthcare, and take power away from the insurance companies. I am a patient, and many nurses that work in hospitals have no idea what it is like in the rest of healthcare. As a patient, I dread every encounter with the system. What we have is the Spanish Armada and handing it over to the government isn't the right solution, that will only make it more inefficient,like our legal and education system. It is convenient for use as nurses to favor any venue that allows our nurses to practise independently , which I fully support, but we should not forget that we are also only convenient because we are cheaper than doctors as CNA's are cheaper than we are. That is the way it works, that is why all these We should all be paid more, have more freedom to practise without fear of lawsuits, and we should all take our system back from those that do not have the best interest of the patient in mind. Insurance companies and lawyers are the worse enemies of all of us. I am not speaking about honest lawyers, I am speaking of the ones that will punish a nurse or a doctor often to the point of destruction for a profit. We are human and we all make mistakes. The government has interfered too much in health care. Institutions such as Joint commission while they serve a purpose, they also bog us down with excessive regulation. The most absurd thing I have ever heard is that if we don't document it we didn't do it. If we didn't have to document every stupid little thing we would have more time with our patients but we are documenting, most of it for CYA. As for this election, I want the next president to bring that deficit down, decrease the size of government and all the powers that be from healthcare. I have been disappointed in our associations and boards for having a few select left leaning individuals claim to represent us all and set agendas based on slants instead of what is best for the patient or our profession. If we don't finance healthcare properly all the other points are moot.