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Photo by Marco Bellucci

SIRI Doesn’t Even Know What the Affordable Care Act Is!

Another 42% of U.S. citizens don’t either as the clock ticks closer to October 1st: the date for the State Insurance Market Places (aka SIRI) starts selling affordable insurance to some of the 40 million uninsured people in our country. We’ve made no secret that Nurse Talk will be taking questions from our listeners every week about the Affordable Care Act. There is so much misinformation out there, we have to ensure we are getting FACTS to our listeners. Every week Shayne and Casey will be joined by national healthcare advocate Donna Smith to talk about the good, the not so good, the challenging and everything else. We will also soon have a complete resource center on our website.


Massachusetts Nurses Take “Safe Staffing” to the People!

Donna Kelly Williams
RN Donna Kelly Williams

Massachusetts Nurses Association President, Donna Kelly Williams RN talks about a newly sponsored ballot measure campaign to fight for patient safety and protection. As most of you who listen to our show already know, the national fight for proper nurse to patient ratios is something that is not going away any time soon. The California Safe Hospital Staffing Law  (AB 394) went into effect on January 1, 2008, establishing a minimum ratio of nurses to patients, but most of the country doesn’t have this sort of protection.  Check out Donna’s “President’s Column” on the Massachusetts Nurses Association’s Website. 

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