For those of you on a resource team that receive higher premium per hour in exchange for no benefits...what is your hospital doing to preparing for this Affordable Health Care Reform Act? According to this law beginning in 2014 I believe, employers (including hospitals) will be required to offer their employees benefits. I don't know if the term 'offer' is also synonymous with 'required' or 'mandated' in terms of the bill. I don't know how the hospitals are interpreting this.
My hospital has temporarily put a freeze on hiring resource RN's because of the uncertainty. Is your hospital also doing this?