I hope nurses across the country took a moment during Nurses Week 2015 to celebrate and reflect on all the amazing accomplishments of the year. I was amazed and inspired as I thought about the work of SEIU nurses, from the Ebola crisis to the continued attacks on the healthcare law, we played a critical role in shaping policy and educating our communities and patients.
If you haven’t already, consider sharing your story or nursing anecdote with all of us here.
As June approaches, we focus our energy on continuing to educate our colleagues and communities about what is at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court comes closer to a decision in the King v. Burwell case. The health of millions of Americans hangs in the balance and SEIU nurses have been out front on education efforts.
In this issue, we have some great information including:
- Highlights from our Nurses Week events from across the country;
- HHS clarifies for insurers the need to cover all approved types of contraception;
- News on the GOP presidential candidates and their stance on healthcare; and
- A new study by Rand that gives more evidence the healthcare law is working.
Dian Palmer, RN
Chair, Nurse Alliance of SEIU Healthcare
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