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    UCLA New Grad Program

    I've worked registry at UCLA. I think it is a good hospital. But some units provide more complete orientation than others. I would ask about orientation for sure.
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    Mandatory Health insurance? Is it a solution to health care?

    Under HR 676, a family of three making $40,000 per year would spend approximately $1600 per year for health care coverage. It would be a payroll deduction like medicare. Or payable similar to income tax for thosewhose income is from investments. All...
  3. I don't think any presidential candidate has a workable solution. I also think we must have a healthcare system for Americans. We do not have one now.
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    A heartfelt patient's (and future nurse's?) view on healthcare in the US

    I did two weeks registry staff relief in ICU at a Navr hospital. Although the system was very different I was impressed with the high quality and considerate care. The charge nurse anticipated my questions and explained so much to me in a very short ...
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    Europe healthier than U.S.

    My friend was denied payment for a mammogram because she was under 50. Her mother and aunt had died from breast cancer and her sister a surviver. She paid for hers. Her insurance did pay for the needle biopsy, surgery, and continuing treatment. She ...
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    Take a deep breath, and read

    Rally against medical insurers cites Frankfort man's plight January 16, 2008 By William Lee, Staff writer Using the Rev. Martin Luther King's fight for equality as a jumping-off point on what would've been his 79th birthday, members of a nurses' un...
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    Health Reform is the Most Important Domestic Policy Issue

    Obama-Clinton health debate ignores real issue Tuesday, January 15, 2008 THE DEBATE BETWEEN Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on health care probably looks like a small nuance in two proposals that are remarkably similar. But the issue at the...
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    Medicare For All H.R. 676

    ■ National healthcare expenditures-$2 trillion (2005). Healthcare is 16% of the GDP (2005), expected to rise to 20% by 2015 (Modern Healthcare, Dec. 18, 2006). Healthcare costs doubled from 1993 to 2004, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medi...
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    Medicare For All H.R. 676

    If so why not figure out how to do so efficiently? Safe, effective, therapeutic health care for everyone?
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    Making Room at America's Inn for All God's Children

    A friends father taught high school math on a Southern California reservation (without a casino). She was one of his students and is now a nurse. His humorous remark when the subject of immigration comes up, "If those Indians don't like it here; why ...
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    A heartfelt patient's (and future nurse's?) view on healthcare in the US

    I am also glad to pay taxes for the original posters surgeries. Now Enduringfaith is a nursing student. I hope for a healthy and useful life for all. And nursing students have a special place in my heart. God bless you all.
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    A heartfelt patient's (and future nurse's?) view on healthcare in the US

    Military healthcare and the Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics are government run. I am very happy to pay taxes to provide healthcare for soldiers and their families. It needs to be expanded and improved.
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    Ohio Nurses Speak Out

    Ohio hospitals already can staff safely. They don't need a new smokescreen law to do so. Staffing needs to be by acuity of which the ratio is the minimum.
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    Medicare For All H.R. 676

    It happened to me here in the US. I was insured. If I'd gone to the ER instead of my primary gatekeeper I would have been X-rayed that day. Maybe after a painful wait in the ER. As it happened I had months of painful waiting, thanks to PacifiCare.
  15. A nurse was on O'Reilly to talk about single payer healthcare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQojqCpD8w&feature=related