Archive for category: Healthcare

When the healthcare worker becomes the patient

The state of healthcare is a topic of heated discussion among not only lawmakers and presidential candidates, but ordinary Americans. Is ObamaCare working? Should it be repealed? Why are healthcare costs so expensive?

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NY State Assembly Passes Single Payer Bill!

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President of the New York State Nurses Association, applauded the bill’s passage. “Our healthcare system is fundamentally damaged. Too many parties are in it to make a buck off the misfortune of the sick and injured. Only under a system of universal access based on the highest quality of care for everyone will there be enough resources directed to the proper care of patients.”

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PASNAP Statement on Ebola Preparedness

Ebola Precautions Needed to Protect Pennsylvania’s Nurses and Health Providers…

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Mass. hospitals’ mistakes list widens

Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported 753 serious medical errors and other patient injuries last year, a 70 percent annual jump that health officials attributed mostly to expanded definitions of what constitutes medical harm.

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Massachusetts Nurses union steps up advocacy for two ballot questions

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is ramping up its efforts to build support for two ballot questions that would change the way hospitals operate.

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Plan to Allow Investment in 2 Hospitals Is Dropped

By NINA BERNSTEIN, NYTimes.com

A proposal to allow for-profit investment in two hospitals in New York State has been dropped from the budget, an unexpected setback to a push to open health care systems to private investors for the first time.

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Senator announces plan to reintroduce ‘single-payer’ health care bill

“It will serve the public good if we can sever the ability to access health insurance,whether or not someone can access health insurance regardless, whether or not someone happens to be employed, let alone employed by a company that offers that particular benefit.”

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The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan Impact and Implementation

by Gerald Friedman, Ph.D, Healthcare4allPA.org Pennsylvania is on an unsustainable…

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Statewide Nurse Survey Reveals Developing Crisis at the Bedside

“These results clearly show that inadequate staffing and patient safety continue to dominate the concerns of Pennsylvania nurses, while the bottom line dominates many hospital executives’ actions,” said Patricia Eakin, RN, President of PASNAP.

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PASNAP Statement of Support for the ACA Expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) strongly encourages Governor Tom Corbett to participate in the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion.

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