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This is from JohnKerry.com. I had just started to warm up to him too. :
John Kerry will ensure fair treatment for Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Anesthetists. Numerous studies have shown that advanced practice nurses provide safe and high quality care. It is long past time that the federal government properly recognized the crucial role that APRNs play in the American health care system. John Kerry has supported legislation to expand reimbursement opportunities for APRNs. However, he understands that there is much more to do to end the discrimination and barriers to practice that APRNs face. Too often, APRN services are not reimbursed by third party payers. They aren?t on panels that set reimbursement policy or assess care. Highly restrictive limitations on APRN scope of practice persist. These barriers deny health care consumers the widest possible choice of providers. As president, John Kerry will fight for specific legislative and regulatory changes to allow APRNs to practice fully.
Kerry will raise the outrageously low Medicare reimbursement rate for nurse midwives, removing a barrier that prevents CNMs from caring for disabled women. And John Kerry will push for a change in Medicare rules to allow home health agencies and hospices to accept referrals from nurse practitioners.
 

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Well I CAN'T vote for Bush. What the hell am I supposed to do!!

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lolol, vote for nader, its good way not to vote for bush and still keep the democrats out of office. I don't know how many of you know this but Clinton, who's mom was a crna pushed through a law that exempt all states from that supervisio law before he left office. Bush revoked that and made the states opt out by choice. The CRNA's think this was 1 step forward and 2 back. They can opt out, but there is a law that in essence defines physician supervision as optimal, and CRNA independnce something you do out of necessity.
 

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When the bill came in congress passing a national cap on pain and suffering awards in malpractice cases, the Democrats filibustered so that it would fail. More food for thought. F'ing lawyers!
 

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I motion that all of John Kerry's staff and assistants get paid on the same level as he does. It is time to end the discriminatory act of paying Senators like John Kerry siginificantly more money than others on his team simply because he is more educated, more indispensible and puts in longer hours.
 

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Originally posted by el guapo
I motion that all of John Kerry's staff and assistants get paid on the same level as he does. It is time to end the discriminatory act of paying Senators like John Kerry siginificantly more money than others on his team simply because he is more educated, more indispensible and puts in longer hours.

:laugh:

I agree with one of the earlier posters. Just as I was starting to warm up to the guy I see this.

Nader here I come. :scared:
 

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Kerry, Bush same difference. They all make promises. The problem with Bush is that he is not a fiscal conservative. Have you noticed the deficit.
Kerry can say whatever he wants to say. He has to find a way to pay for all of this. Nader is in left field. What is his platform.

A lot of folk with mental illness find themselves in politics. Nader reminds me of Ross Parrot.

It doen't matter who is elected the country will run itself.

CambieMD
 

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Remember Bush used his power to slow down the opt out from being Implemented over the enire nation all at once....leaving the decision to the states to decide. I agree with the Nader plan....vote for him...instead :smuggrin:
 

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At least Bush is conservative from the point of taxes. Kerry wants to tax the hell out of everyone so we can all pay for free rides for some people out there to take advantage of. Also anyone who'll support socialized medicine is an enemy as far as I'm concerned. I didn't go through all the bs of med school and upcoming residency so I could come out loaded in debt and make only 80,000 a year. (which may seem like a lot to some but with debt and the dues paid to get there is really not very much.)
 

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Do not worry about socialized medicine. There is too much money to be made in medicine. The average pcp generates one mil in prescriptions. Will drug companies roll over and let "Big Brother" set their prices. No !!!! Socialized medicine is not the answer. The AAFP supports socialized medicine. They think that everyone would need a pcp. That is a pipe dream. The govenment will generate new costs and red tape.

Face the facts, everyone will not have health insurance in this country. The country cannot affford to insure everyone and why should they. The system in Canada sucks. Three months to fix a busted knee. In England if you are "old" and need HD,forget about it.

We need to work with the system that is now in place.

CambieMD
 

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Originally posted by CambieMD
Do not worry about socialized medicine. There is too much money to be made in medicine. The average pcp generates one mil in prescriptions. Will drug companies roll over and let "Big Brother" set their prices. No !!!! Socialized medicine is not the answer. The AAFP supports socialized medicine. They think that everyone would need a pcp. That is a pipe dream. The govenment will generate new costs and red tape.

Face the facts, everyone will not have health insurance in this country. The country cannot affford to insure everyone and why should they. The system in Canada sucks. Three months to fix a busted knee. In England if you are "old" and need HD,forget about it.

We need to work with the system that is now in place.

CambieMD


Obviously the US is too much of a capatalist nation for socialized medicine to ever take hole like it has in Europe or Canada, but polititians work in two economic systems. In one the need money from the big corporations, and on the other they need votes, and to do this that have to pander to lowest common denominator. And that means offering to take from the rich and giving to the poor. They may not socialize medicine but they could do tons of stuff to make MD's lives harder. Who knows maybe salary caps at 80k for all MD's.
 

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Originally posted by NaeBlis
Obviously the US is too much of a capatalist nation for socialized medicine to ever take hole like it has in Europe or Canada, but polititians work in two economic systems. In one the need money from the big corporations, and on the other they need votes, and to do this that have to pander to lowest common denominator. And that means offering to take from the rich and giving to the poor. They may not socialize medicine but they could do tons of stuff to make MD's lives harder. Who knows maybe salary caps at 80k for all MD's.

Doubtful. Besides, if you cap MD's at 80k, then what will the salary of a member of Congress be capped at?
 

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i don't know... if you look at soviet russia their MDs were capped, and yet the politicians had a great life with perks/great food availability/dachas in the countryside and at the beach.... politicians will always think of their needs first...
 
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