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Policy, Advocacy— September 22, 2017
Today, AACN opposes the "Graham-Cassidy" legislative proposal, as it would place the health and coverage of millions of Americans at risk.
Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced a bill that would, in short, repeal the individual and employer mandates; move to provide states with block grants in lieu of federal subsidies; and repeal Medicaid expansion.
Policy— September 14, 2017
On September 14, AACN Board Chair Juliann Sebastian, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, on H.R. 959: Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017.
Policy— September 13, 2017
AACN joins over 75 national associations in sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging permanent, legislative action to address protection for individuals who are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Executive Order established in 2012.
Policy— August 09, 2017
During the late evening on April 30, Congress reached a deal on a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill which will run through September 30, 2017. In total, the omnibus provides $161 billion in discretionary funding for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS-ED) programs, which is $934 million less than the FY 2016 enacted level.
Policy— May 11, 2017
On May 11, 2017, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017. AACN commends the commitment of these Senators during National Nurses Week to bolster the pipeline of nurses for future healthcare needs.
Health Reform: Put Patients First
Title VIII Community Impact: A StoryMap
Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration
House and Senate Nursing Caucuses
Senate NIH Caucus