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NACNS Supports Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Philadelphia, PA— The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists has supported the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is pleased with the U. S. Supreme Court decision that has upheld this important health care law.

“The Supreme Court decision allows us to move forward to fully implement health care reform in our nation. Individuals who may have received denials of health care coverage due to pre-existing condition and/or lifetime caps on insurance will be able to have coverage,” stated Rachel Moody, MS, CNS, RN. “The emphasis on preventive and wellness care will help many individuals avoid more serious illness.”

This law will provide more than 30 million uninsured individuals with health insurance through a combination of private market reform and Medicaid expansion. The ACA also supports nursing education and research. Included in this bill was language that would fund innovative models of care delivery. NACNS supports these innovative, team-based care models and looks forward to working with the Administration to include the CNS as one of the key nursing providers for team-based care.

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