6/28/2012

ENA Applauds Supreme Court Decision 

 

ENA Applauds Supreme Court Decision
Upholding Health Care Reform Law
 
 

 

 
What does the ACA mean for patients? 

 “Though people will continue to require emergency care, this decision means that millions of people will have access to basic, primary health care and preventive services which should ultimately reduce the numbers of patients seeking routine care in the emergency department.  Patients will get the care they need earlier instead of becoming seriously ill and requiring complex, acute care in a hospital emergency department.” said ENA President Dr. Gail Lenehan.

What does the ACA mean to emergency nurses? 

“Emergency nurses are critical members of the healthcare team who provide care and coordinate resources for patients and families every hour of every day,” says Dr. Lenehan, “The ACA provides new and enhanced opportunities for nurses, especially nurse practitioners, to become more appropriately utilized to the full extent of their knowledge, skills and training.  ENA will continue to advocate for safe, cost-effective quality emergency care and to support the profession of emergency nursing in healthcare reform.” 

For additional information visit:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform 

Read the Supreme Court decision: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

About the Emergency Nurses Association:

ENA is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is available at ENA’s Web site www.ena.org.