Donna Shalala

Report Calls for Greater Scope of Nurses

The nurses may get awarded with advanced degrees that would enable them to carry out practice without the surveillance of a doctor, as revealed by a report.

The report has been brought out by the Institute of Medicine and was financed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It recommends that nurses should be vested with authorities to offer independent health care in America. This move is opposed by the doctors over safety issues.

Former Health Secretary Highlights Importance of Private Insurance in Healthcare Reform

Donna Shalala, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, while addressing the America's Health Insurance Plans' annual conference, highlighted the importance of insurance industry in determining the fate of healthcare reform.

She stated that the insurance industry is one that will decide whether the healthcare reform will work as per expectations or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will at the end fail.

The session where she talked to the industry’s workers was named "A Way Forward: Next Steps for America's Health Care System".

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