NP Leaders Weigh In - How will the new legislation affect nurse practitioners?
President Obama has enacted a sweeping healthcare overhaul, a clear picture of which will come into focus only with time and a painstaking reconciliation process. The biggest change, though -- health insurance for 32 million more U.S. residents over the next 10 years -- means an immediate need for more primary care providers. Although the picture of the new healthcare reform act won't be clear for quite a while, what is clear now is that nurse practitioners have been and will be an indispensable part of the healthcare system of this country.
The finer details could affect NPs, too, and some of the most influential NP and nursing leaders have shared their words of wisdom and inspiration as the country and its healthcare workforce prepare to embrace healthcare changes.