Following the general election last month, the American Nurses Association has sent an open letter to President-Elect Donald Trump. In it, members of the nation’s most trusted profession make a plea to keep several components of the Affordable Care Act intact, including access to a standard package of essential health care services.
This standard package should include access to comprehensive services, including mental health services, ability for children to remain on their parents insurance until the age of 26, the expansion of medicaid, and protection from the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions.
One section of the letter focuses entirely on ensuring a sufficient supply of skilled workforce in order to continue to provide high quality healthcare. This includes an adequate supply of registered nurses, funding to increase the primary care workforce, and funding to increase workforce diversity. Here at CareerKnacks this is music to our ears, as we focus solely on providing top international talent to the nursing field here in America.
We will keep an eye on what President-Elect Trump and the Congress do with regard to these important areas as we move into the new year.